Here's news from Shawn Brommer, Chair of the 2012 South Asia Book Award Committee and Youth Services/Outreach Consultant for the South Central Library System. The South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature invites you to attend the 2012 SABA Award Ceremony Saturday, October 13, 2012 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wisconsin Studio (3rd floor) Overture Center, 201 State Street, Madison, WI Please join the SABA Award committee and the South Asia National Outreach Consortium as they honor the 2012 Awards-winning authors Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, author of Same, Same but Different (Henry Holt and Company, 2011) Padma Venkatraman, author of Island's End (G.P. Putnam's Sons, division of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2011) Gloria Whelan, whose book Small Acts of Amazing Courage (Simon & Schuster, 2011) was a 2012 SABA Honor Book The South Asia Book Award, administered by the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, is given annually for up to two outstanding works of literature, from early childhood to secondary reading levels, which accurately and skillfully portrays South Asia or South Asians in the diasporas, that is the experience of individuals living in South Asia, or of South Asians living in other parts of the world. This year four Honor Books and five Highly Commended Books were recognized by the award committee for their contribution to this body of literature on the region. The complete list of award, honor and highly commended books is available here. Please RSVP by October 5, 2012 if you would like to attend the event. Email your name and affiliation to: firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the South Asia National Outreach Consortium (SANOC). Also, please visit the CWW website at www.wiswriters.org.