Before his novel, Noggin, was a National Book Award Finalist, John Corey Whaley shared some of his poetry with YARN.
This quote is taken from a poem John Corey Whaley wrote some years ago during a challenge he and his friend, Randi Anderson, dubbed the “Random Word Challenge.” To read more about the challenge, the poem this quote is taken from, and more original John Corey Whaley poetry, check out this article John Corey Whaley wrote for YARN.
— from The New Republic’s “Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman Once Spent an Afternoon Together.”
— Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven (via dustyhalo)
— Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming. She’s one of the finalists for the 2014 National Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category. The finalists were announced today on Morning Edition. NPR’s Kat Chow interviewed Woodson earlier this year about her stories and the need for more diversity in books. (via npr)