Remembering James Marshall
In 2007, James Marshall was pothsumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to
literature for children. The beloved author and illustrator of the books about Miss Nelson, George and Martha,
The Stupids, and many mores, is remembered in interviews with Maurice Sendak, Walter Lorraine, Regina Hayes,
and Sheldon Fogleman. Also included are excerpts from an author interview with James Marshall recorded in 1987.
Watch the video
2006 Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Wreath for Emmett Till
is a sophisticated and thought-provoking poem written by Connecticut's poet laureate and award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson. This book combines emotion, history, and social commentary to bring the life and death of Emmett Louis Till back to our nation's consciousness.
Marilyn Robinson read and talk about her book.
As heard on NPR
to Daniel Pinkwater and Scott Simon discuss this quirky collection of silly stanzas.
"Brown's imaginative wordplay is matched by his acrylic paintings depicting people and places in unusual hues...Silly it
may be, but all the best kind, prompting the reader to see the world (slightly) askew and to delight in it."
author and illustrator Calef Brown read from his poetry collections and also some original poems not yet published!