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Bamboo People, by Mitali Perkins

Summary:  Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other. 272 p., Charlesbridge.

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Our 2010 ALA Trip: Meeting Kekla Magoon before the Newbery Banquet

Nineteen members of our 2009-2010 club traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this week to attend the Newbery Banquet and visit the Exhibition Halls at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference.  We were still on the way to D.C. when Kekla Magoon, the author of our 2010 Mock Newbery winning book, The Rock and the River, was signing books at the exhibits.  But Kekla graciously agreed to meet with us before the banquet to sign books, t-shirts, postcards, etc., and talk with us about her book.  She was so nice!  And we hear she has a new book coming out in January.  Kekla is in the center back of the picture, with the white headband.