Friday, January 18, 2013

New Stars for Young Stars event tomorrow!

At New Stars for Young Stars 2012, with Pedro Martinez. PEDRO MARTINEZ!!

Spring Training is still a month away, but you can get your Red Sox fix at an amazing event taking place at Jillian's in Boston tomorrow, Saturday, January 19, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. It's an autograph signing event called "New Stars for Young Stars", a unique chance to meet up-and-coming Red Sox players like Ryan Kalish and Anthony Ranaudo, as well as 2-time World Series Champion, Doug Mirabelli, and many more. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Jimmy Fund.

I signed books at this event last year, and I'm truly honored to be a part of it again. Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of my book, There Goes Ted Williams, and I'll be there to sign them. Ted Williams was involved with The Jimmy Fund from the very beginning, and he was the single most influential person in helping to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

In addition to autograph signings there is a buffet lunch, sports memorabilia sale, opportunity drawing, silent auction, and a bowling contest to help strike out cancer.  It's a wonderful event for a great cause.

Tickets start at $89 and VIP tickets are $250. All proceeds from the 2013 event will benefit The Jimmy Fund.

Visit the Jimmy Fund website to order tickets. 

You can check out my recap of last year's event here, or visit the Jimmy Fund web site for more info.

New Stars for Young Stars, 2012

Friday, January 11, 2013

Award News for HELEN'S BIG WORLD!

I just got some very exciting news- Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller made the Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended list!

The Charlotte Zolotow Award is given annually for outstanding writing in a picture book published in the United States in the preceding year. Up to five honor books and up to ten highly commended titles may also be named each year.

The award is for writing, so really this honor belongs to my esteemed collaborator, Doreen Rappaport. So I'm just along for the ride, but I'll still celebrate!

Here's an article in School Library Journal announcing all the winners