Monday, July 04, 2011

A photo journey of ALA Annual 2011


Happy Fourth of July, all! It's been a hectic time for me, so I thought I'd just share my ALA experience in photos:
oyster po' boy at Mother's
boxes galore!
almost finished with set-up
blackened drum fish at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen

Laini Taylor and I at the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE party
The party turned into an 80s Dance Party!

Beignets at Cafe Du Monde
Karen Healey (author of Morris finalist GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD) signing books
Grace Lin (DUMPLING DAYS), Kelly Barnhill (THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK), and Andrea Davis Pinkney (BIRD IN A BOX) at our Middle Grade breakfast
Bryan Collier and his wife Christina at our luncheon with the Coretta Scott King committee to celebrate DAVE THE POTTER
Banana's foster from Brennan's, originator's of this classic dessert. Served at our dinner with the Caldecott Committee to celebrate Bryan Collier and DAVE THE POTTER

at the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet
Bryan accepts the Caldecott Honor for DAVE THE POTTER
Luncheon with Grace and the Geisel Committee
Rebecca Sherman, Grace, and me at the Geisel Award ceremony

A giddy Grace with her award!

Sara Zarr (HOW TO SAVE A LIFE), Daniel Handler (HOW WE BROKE UP) and Karen Healey (THE SHATTERING) pose at our YA luncheon
Paolo Bacigalupi with his Printz Award for SHIP BREAKER
Jewell Parker Rhodes accepts the Coretta Scott King honor for fiction for NINTH WARD

Bryan accepting the CSK medal for illustration for DAVE THE POTTER at the CSK breakfast
It was an extremely busy, but celebratory and rewarding ALA for me, and for Little, Brown. It was also my first trip to New Orleans--I loved the city, and would love to go back soon.

Till next time...


Jess Stork said...

Great Pictures :) The Caldecott/Newbery dinner was a wonderful evening... I loved Erin Stead's speech, and hearing her speak really gives you a hint why her drawings have the powerful emotion that they do.

alvinaling said...

I loved Erin's speech, too. It totally made me cry, it was so lovely and touching and powerful. It didn't help that I was sitting next to a sobbing member of the Caldecott committee, too!

Loretta Ellsworth said...

Thanks for posting great pictures! I enjoyed seeing all the honorees, but the desserts! - they look to be worth the trip alone!

Courtney Pippin-Mathur said...

All I can say is Yum! and Yay! and maybe, I wanna go! :)