Bonjour mes amis in Missouri.
Life As We Knew It is the first winner of the Truman Readers Award, selected by students sixth through eighth grade in Missouri. Notice how the link doesn't take you to some official announcement place. That's because I can't find an official announcement place. Actually, the place Google took me to last night was a blog by a librarian who didn't like LAWKI. So I waited until today to make the official (by me at least) announcement, by way of a librarian who is at least neutral on the subject.
I love that LAWKI is the first Truman Readers Award winner. It will always be the first (or last) book on the Truman Readers Award lists.
I hope students sixth through eighth grade in Missouri and elsewhere read French. Because my other piece of good news is that Pocket Jeunesse in France (bonjour France) will be publishing Life As We Knew It, The Dead And The Gone, and This World We Live In.
This is one tres excellent day!