Announcing: The Sydney Taylor Book Award will be celebrating its 2010 gold and silver medalists and special Notable Book for All Ages with a Blog Tour, February 1-5, 2010. I'm especially happy to be hosting Margarita Engle, author of Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba (Henry Holt, 2009), on Monday, February 1. Tropical Secrets was the SBTA winner in the Teen Readers category; my regular readers already know that I think it's an outstanding book, haunting and ultimately hopeful.
The full schedule for the STBA Blog Tour appears on People of the Books, the official blog of the Association of Jewish Libraries. I hope you'll join me on Monday for a short interview with Margarita, and then follow the tour throughout the week. Thank you!