Monday, October 5, 2009

California Readers


I am honored to learn that The Year the Swallows Came Early has been named on the California Readers Collections list for 2010. The criteria for selection, according to their website, http://www.californiareaders.org/ is that the book:
Must be written by a California author or illustrated by a California artist.
Meet the criteria of excellent literature.
Provide a balanced collection from picture books to history.
Reflect the entire spectrum of curriculum areas in a balanced collection.
Focus on the diversity of California population.
Illuminate the various California geographical areas.
Raise awareness about issues important to California.


Here is the link to the current list of the middle grade selections:



And thank you to Francesca Rusakus, my regional advsisor for the Orange County SCBWI chapter, for telling me she saw the book on the list!