Just last week I taped a segment with Sarah of ReadBoston TV. The episode should be available online soon. ReadBoston TV is a show that is a part of Mayor Menino's Read Boston, a program that supports literacy for Boston's youth.
Another exciting component is that every year, Mayor Menino and a panel of officials select a book for "ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book of the Year Award". Books are nominated and then read aloud by educators to the panel. (Kind of like an American Idol for picture books.) The panel votes and this year...(drum roll please)... My Buddy, Slug won! How cool?!
This summer, at one of their Book Mobile events, I will be presented the award by Mayor Menino himself! And in a few weeks, I'll be at the Boston Public Library to speak to and thank the many educators and community members who work in the after school component of this very special literacy program.