Lisa Yee (lisayee) wrote,

The Black Squirrel Saga and a Picture Book Lover's Paradise

When last we blogged we were at the Virginia Hamilton Conference at Kent State in Ohio. Lest you think we're making it up, here's photographic proof we were there . . .

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Yes, apparently the black squirrel is the unofficial mascot of the school, and they are everywhere . . .

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During the conference, we had an informal conversation with conference attendees. (Since it was informal, I felt compelled to sit on the stage floor.)

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After a lovely lunch we checked out the bookstore . . .

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Soon it was time for E.B. Lewis to speak. (E.B. and I are both on the SCBWI Board of Advisors.)

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After the conference, we were fed again . . .

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This time we got to see and explore the Reinberger Children's Library Center and the magnificent Marantz Collection of more than 21,000 picture books . . .

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Imagine my surprise when I turned a corner and happened upon this . . .

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Yep. That's right. It's K.T. Horning, director of the CCBC hard at work. Or so she said.

For more about the Virginia Hamilton Conference, check out Christina Getrost's blog for YALSA.

Wheeee -- STANFORD WONG FLUNKS BIG-TIME made Grace Lin's PBS Parents List of favorite Asian American books. To see the full list, CLICK HERE!

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(Above: Grace and friends.)

Next Up: What set off Origami Yoda's Tom Angleberger?

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