He has served as chair of the ALSC Education Committee and co-chair of the ALSC Organization and Bylaws Committee, and was a 2014 Morris Seminar participant. He is also the author of two nonfiction books, Diamond in the Desert: A History of the Amargosa Valley Library, and The Hedgehoggiary, as well as poetry that has appeared in several literary journals.
His favorite Newbery winners are Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell, When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, and Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins.
She has served on the Stonewall Book Award committee, the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award committee, and the Cybils Award committee.
Her favorite Newbery winners are Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg, and The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
Her favorite Newbery winners are A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien, and The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman.
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