The Newbery Honor Challenge: 2000

Dear Mr. Sharp: 

We made it to 2000! How far back will we go??? :) 

Have a great weekend!


Please visit Colby's blog to watch his video. 

"So one of my favorite films besides Snow White, which I saw first run 1938, four years old, and I stood up in the theater and said 'that's not the end,
 because I was waiting, waiting for the whole 90 minutes to see the evil queen dance to death in her red hot iron shoes, which is in the story, but certainly not in the Disney film." - Tomie dePaola 

"You never escape who you are." - Tomie dePaola 

Tomie talks about why reading is important. 

"And my Italian relatives had come from the Bronx to visit and my Aunt Kate said to my brother, 'Buddy, do you know what you want to be when you grow-up?' And my brother said, 'Yes, I want to Dick Tracy, Joe Palooka and Buck Rogers.' And I, I thought to myself, 'Oh, great he wants to be a cartoon.' Because those were all comic strips growing up. And I said, 'Well, I know what I'm going to be.'  And it was like yes, yes, yes. And I said, 'I'm going to be artist and I'm going to write stories and draw pictures for books and I'm going to sing and tap dance on the stage.'" -Tomie dePola 

Borrow 26 Fairmount Avenue from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 


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