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Newbery Honor Author Alicia D. Williams

I asked Jerry Craft, Kwame Alexander, Christian McKay Heidicker, Jasmine Warga, and Alicia D. Williams to answer two questions and finish two sentence starters. 

Kwame Alexander's Responses Christian McKay Heidicker's Responses Jasmine Warga's Responses


Hello, Alicia D. Williams! I love hearing about THE CALL! What ran through your head when the phone rang? What were you thinking about when the Newbery committee was clapping and cheering for you? 

Alicia D. Williams: I was getting ready for the Youth Media Awards at ALA in Philadelphia. And at the time, I was in the hotel bathroom putting on make-up. I was debating to wear my contacts or glasses. John, I look much younger without them, so you can understand my predicament. Contacts won because I’d be able to see as I put on my eyeshadow. Then the phone rang. 
That had better not be a scam call at 6:29 AM. But it was coming from Philadelphia. Hmm…okay. 
I answered the phone and it was not a scammer. It was the Newberry Committee!…

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