When the award was announced in January I took the liberty as a parent to brag about him and posted this entry about the Newbery Award, reading aloud to children, and, of course, Sam.
Last week we got a link to blog entry on Cincinnati.com about Sam and his experience on the Newbery committee.
Groesbeck librarian helps select Newbery winnerSince internet publications are not always permanent I've made a copy of the entry this time. However, for as long as it's on the internet you can access it HERE.
Samuel Bloom spent last year in over his head … in books.
The books read by the children’s librarian of the Groesbeck branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, if stacked atop one another, would be as tall as a two-story house.
Generally an avid reader, Bloom kicked his reading into high gear in 2010 as a member of the American Library Association’s Newbery Medal selection committee.