Here’s recent news from members of the Wisconsin’s chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators:
Former CWW award winner Jacqueline Houtman’s article, “The Human Microbiome: Your Own Personal Ecosystem” is in FASEB, a publication for general audiences and Congress emphasizing the importance of basic science. She also obtained funding for a tour in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.to promote her book Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Activist, which she co-wrote Walter Naegle and Michael G. Long.
Ann Bausum's next book, Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights, is for teens and her first published by Viking. Her many earlier books were published by National Geographic. Ann's hosting a lauch party A Room of One's Own in Madison on Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m.
Two Wisconsin’s Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators chapter members are receiving CWW awards for their children’s books.
Bridget Birdsall‘s YA novel “Double Exposure” won the Tofte/Wright Award for children’s
literature,. Janet Halfmann‘s picture book, “Animal Teachers,” took honorable mention. The awards banquet, BTW, is May 16 at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. Anyone may register and attend. Details are at www.wiseriters. org. Click on Banquet under Awards tab.
Ann Angel‘s Things I’ll Never Say, Stories About Our Secret Selves of 15 stories by some amazing authors, came out in March. Ann says she’ll be doing a Secrets workshop for teachers and teens on April 18 at Barnes and Noble, Southland, in Racine.