Please note that three of our exceptional members are on the ALSC section of the American Library Association Ballot that should have been received by all ALA members. Kathie Meizer is on the ballot for ALSC Board, Theresa Cain is on the ballot for the Caldecott Committee and Sandra Eklund is on the ballot for the Newbery Committee.
REMINDER : We are now closing the agenda TWO WEEKS before the meeting. Therefore, March 9 at midnight is the last day to nominate titles for the March 24 meeting. At the March meeting, all titles will be on the agenda that were published in January and February.
Cammie O'Reilly, the warden's motherless, angry daughter, looks back at the summer of her 13th birthday, the summer she spent trying to turn silent, distant Eloda, the trustee working as "Cammie-keeper,"into a mother figure. Set in the Two Mills, PA 1950s of the author's childhood, this is a moving coming-of-age novel with background issues of race and incarceration. (K. Isaacs. 10-14)
Perry has grown up in a minimum security prison with his mother and a family of inmates. It’s been a warm and loving experience, although he is aware of how different his “family” is from those on the outside. Then assistant district attorney learns of this unusual arrangement and arranges for him to be placed in foster care. Perry feels like a fish out of water and struggles to adjust to a new world while desperately missing his mother. Add in a class project, bullies at school and a very important parole hearing and Perry will have to work hard to rise to the top.