I may be the last person on earth to hear Kate DiCamillo's amazing NEWBERY MEDAL acceptance speech.
I loved FLORA AND ULYSSES. If you don't know the book yet, you can read my review HERE.
Mr. Schu gave me an autographed copy, which I treasure. I blogged about that HERE.
(Sorry, you can't click on that link and hope to win the copy, unautographed, that I gave away. That's over.)
Now I want to read the
William Maxwell short story that inspired this speech, THE THISTLES IN SWEDEN.
Our local library owns it. I'm off to check it out!
Here's the text from Kate DiCamillo's lovely speech:
But truly, you need to listen.