It is always exciting to find out which books the ALA will name as the top children's books of the year, but today when I crept out of bed to come to my computer and look for the announcement it felt like Christmas morning. This year was different because all weekend at the convention there was buzz that Grace's new novel was a Newbery contender. And sure enough I quickly spotted her name on the list!!! Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was awarded a Newbery Honor! I can't think of anyone more deserving of such an amazing honor and am truly thrilled that such a beautiful book will be in the hands of children for generations to come. Hurray Grace, and Alvina who edited it!!
Check out the rest of the winners here.