I’ve been having fun watching #alaac15 updates via social media this weekend for the ALA conference in San Francisco. (I’m saving the recently posted speeches from the award winners as my reward for reaching my writing goals today.) I thought this would be a good time to share a photo of the art wall in my office, as you’ll see there’s a “Caldecott 2015” connection so the timing seems appropriate:
That upper right print? That’s a Lauren Castillo print that I asked for as a Christmas gift in 2009, I believe. And the bottom left? That’s a Dan Santat print that he sent as a gift to anyone who pre-ordered his graphic novel Sidekicks from his local independent bookstore. I’ve been a long-time fan of both, so you can imagine how excited I was to hear their names announced last February during the ALA Award announcements.
And in case you are curious, the other artists are:
top left: my nephew, fifth(?) grade
middle left: New Orleans artist Jamie Hayes
middle middle: Joanna Wright, an illustration done in memory of the YA author Bridget Zinn
middle right: Elisa Kleven, an illustration from her book The Lion and the Little Red Bird, which I adore
bottom right: my niece, fourth(?) grade