The winner of the 2006 AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature is Joyce Moyer Hostetter’s Blue, published by Calkins Creek, a subsidiary of Boyds Mills Press. Synopsis: With her father away at war to fight Hitler, Ann Fay Honeycutt gains strength by joining her community in battling polio, in a story based on the 1944 epidemic in Hickory, North Carolina. See also ncmarkers.com for the events forming the background of the book.
The award will be presented on Friday, October 27 at the 2:00 session annual meeting of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Society at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh.
Elizabeth Laney, past-president of AAUW of North Carolina is coordinating our participation in the award. She is inviting Ms. Hostetter to lunch at the Museum of History at about 11:30. If you’d like to join us for lunch and/or the afternoon session, please contact Nancy. If you’d like to register for the meeting, please see the program for details.