2012 EJK Book Award Ceremony RtCol

2012 Winners’ Acceptance Speeches

2012_BAwinner_medinaNew Writer
Meg Medina

“This is the story of bicultural children today, I think. They speak a different language than their parents. They know a different country; they experience a different geography of growing up.”

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2012_BAwinner_ShawNew Illustrator
Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

“Ezra Jack Keats is a long-time hero of mine. I can relate to his big-kid nature and traveler’s spirit, his love for color and passion for collage. He inspires me to write and illustrate books from my heart.”

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