Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Award Season

It is officially awards season and while we breathlessly wait for the ALA Youth Media Awards to be announced on January 28th (including the Newbery and Caldecott winners!) there are other prestigious awards to take note of as well. 

As I mentioned last week, the 2013 Edgar Award nominees have been released and also last week the winner of the 2013 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction was announced.  The winner of this wonderful award named in honor of legendary author Scott O'Dell (Island of the Blue Dolphins) is:

Chickadee by Louise Erdrich

In 1866, Omakayas's son Chickadee is kidnapped by two ne'er-do-well brothers from his own tribe and must make a daring escape, forge unlikely friendships, and set out on an exciting and dangerous journey to get back home.

Chickadee is book four in the Birchbark House series.  Check out all the books in the series by visiting the library today!

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