This was fun! I got a chance to meet one of the venerable librarians that served on the Newbery Committee. Here we are -- Laura Jenkins and me!
Laura Jenkins works at a Chicago Public Library branch.
Also -- see photo below -- this is THE copy of ONE CAME HOME she used (with LOTS of post-its). She said she had to present on the book to the fifteen person committee. Yes, all those post-its are a little scary for an author, but she promised me they pointed out good moments!
We met at Floriole Cafe & Bakery, which is one of the yummiest places on earth.
It was so nice to meet Laura! Yay!