Did you know our collection includes Newbery Medal honorees? Caldecott Medal honorees? Coretta Scott King Book Award winners? Winners of the Pura Belpre awards and Geisel Awards (named after Dr. Seuss)? We keep children’s books in our library to support the University’s education and teaching curricula (though we don’t mind if you check them out for yourself or to read to your own kids).
“The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”
The importance of history and reading (so you don’t do the same “stupid stuff” again) is at the heart of this achingly funny romp through a dying New Deal town. While mopping up epic nose bleeds, Jack narrates this screw-ball mystery in an endearing and believable voice.
“Who knew obituaries and old lady death could be this funny and this tender?” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Viki Ash.