It is impossible to tell you everything in one blog. Everything is a lot of thing.
And I am short on time.
So this will be a blog-in-captions.
|School window, Portland, OR.|
|If you remember last year, then you know about the birthday glasses.|
I was home for the kid's birthday and it means a lot to be home for the kid's birthday.
|My other kids looking very pretty at NCTE thanks to the Little, Brown team.|
Secrets revealed: REALITY BOY was named a:
School Library Journal Best Book of 2013
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
Which is really awesome and I ate tacos and you should eat tacos, too.
So, I take the picture on the left at a random library. But then, after that event, we go to a restaurant and I see one of the staff coming out of the bathroom as I'm going in and when I get there, the paper towels he threw into the toilet are still floating and haven't fully gone under yet.
Yes I took a picture of a toilet.
But after all these signs I post from bathrooms, we ask, "Who would throw paper towels in a toilet?" and then I got to actually see a paper-towel-in-the-toilet-person. There was a trash can an arm's reach in the other direction. It wasn't full. Something makes paper-towel-in-the-toilet-people throw the towels into the toilet and not the trash can.
I need more information about people like this. Help me understand them.
NCTE is a very awesome conference and the ALAN workshop is one of my favorite places on Earth to be. So many dedicated teachers and professors and literacy advocates and authors in one place, I can't list them all. This year, in Boston. I post pictures on Twitter and stuff, so these are outtakes.
|Laurie Halse Anderson probably doesn't know that meeting her in Bethlehem on a snowy night years ago|
inspired me to do what I do and keep doing it. I am forever grateful.
|This is Ken Dietz's Face Your Shit Flowchart in the Turkish translation.|
Huge thanks to Michelle and Kelly at Knopf for this.
I can't wait to see what the Korean version looks like.
I ask anyone to explain to me how wearing a pad could ever be radiant.
Or infinitely radiant.
I should hope not.
|In mall in Boston.|
We have three choices.
I choose bacon.
|The amazing Paul Hankins wearing a wonderful Amelia Walden Award t-shirt at ALAN.|
|This is an apple pie I baked. Happy Thanksgiving.|
I talked to Parade.com about what book I'm thankful for.
Also, on Thanksgiving, this fantastic article appeared in School Library Journal about my love of community read projects and other cool stuff.
|And now I go finish the 2015 book.|
I have about 30,000 words to write in a month.
Then Vermont College January residency.
Then back to the desk until there's a sniff of spring.
Bonus end-of-blog video. The first of many Answer-your-question videos for students who send me letters with questions.