Notice how EVERY WEEK brings more VCFA Writing for Children & Young Adults GREAT NEWS? Yep. You're right. More amazing accomplishments. And we've got 'em for you right here.
Debbie Wiles' Revolution was listed on the National Book Award for Young People's Literature long list. Debbie was previously nominated for Each Little Bird That Sings. And Revolution has just scored a fifth shiny starred review! I'd say we all want a REVOLUTION!
Rebecca Van Slyke's picture book Where Do The Pants Go? (what a title! the mind boggles) sold to Sterling.
Winifred Conkling's forthcoming Passenger On The Pearl (an amazing true story about a young slave's daring escape) will be a Junior Library Guild selection in January- the first of many honors for this important previously untold story.
Faculty member Amy King has sold her new novel Crawl Through It, a surrealist novel about four teens who find unconventional ways to escape standardized tests and their perilous world to Little Brown.
Kathi Appelt's wonderful The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp continues to scoop up awards- this time The Green Earth Book Award for Children's Fiction for the book that best conveys environmental stewardship. The award was presented in Washington, DC last night with pomp, ceremony and a ton of fun. Yay, Kathi!
And Catherine Linka's series A Girl Called Fearless and the forthcoming A Girl Undone has been optioned by Universal for a development in a TELEVISION SERIES! WOW WOW WOW
What a week!! Let's do it again next week, team!