We got an early Christmas present this week HERE! And even better, it's the gift that keeps on giving :-)
First of all, it arrived in all of it's glory, from the beautiful and talented Irene Latham who writes incredible poetry and historical fiction for children. Her book The Witches of Gee's Bend will be released by G.P. Putnam and Sons in 2010. Please, go and read about it on her website. We absolutely cannot wait to read it--especially since we love quilts with all of their artistry and storytelling. The world needs books about tactile pieces of artwork and history, especially in our computer driven age. Irene, it means so much to us to receive this award from such a smart and talented person!
So today, (drumroll, please) we would like to pass it on to one of our new favorite reads, Juvenescence, by Christy Raedeke.
We met Christy in Los Angeles this year and became fast friends. She is funny and fascinating and knows how to tell an engaging story. In fact, we are on pins and needles waiting for her books to come out in 2010 and 2011 with Flux. She combines some very cool math, science and ancient history with YA fiction. We're honored to know such a talented writer.
We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!
sf and katie