Cathy and I are headed to New Orleans for the American Library Association's (ALA) Annual Conference. It is quite the experience: educational, exhilarating, overly stimulating, exhausting, but, mostly, just plain fun. A chance to get recharged about being a librarian, hang out with colleagues, talk with publishers about upcoming titles, rub shoulders with authors, and, best of all, meet up with friends who also blog about books (Alyson Beecher/Kid Lit Frenzy), Mary Ann Scheuer/Great Kid Books, Travis Jonkers/100 Scope Notes).
To get in the spirit of this grand adventure, we are listing a few titles that have a connection to New Orleans. That way, if you are not joining the thousands of librarians in the city of music, you can at least experience the weekend thru books. Personally, I can't wait to take a walk through the French Quarter. Music is everywhere in this friendly city.
Written by Mara Rockliff; Illustrated by Michele Wood
Calkins Creek, 2018
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans (Graphic Novel)
by Dan Brown
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2017
Freedom in Congo Square
by Carole Boston Weatherford; Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
little bee books. 2016
Just a Lucky So and So: the story of Louis Armstrong
by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Holiday House. 2016
Molly the Pony: a true story
by Pam Kaster
Louisiana State University Press. 2008
by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews; Illustrated by Bryan Collier
On Friday, June 22, Cathy and I will be in the audience listening to Michelle Obama,
the Opening General Session speaker on Friday, June 22
Who Is Michelle Obama?
by Megan Stine; Illustrated by John O'Brien
We will be sure to post new nonfiction sightings once we get back home.