Texas Library Association Conference with Kay Haring / by Robert Neubecker

Our Book, Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing is up for the Texas Bluebonnet Award from the Texas Library Association. This is a big deal- Penguin Random House flew us in and we signed hundreds of books for schools and libraries all over Texas, from Houston to North Zulch (yes, real). Much graciousness and southern hospitality in Dallas. The final award winner is chosen by the kids from among a short list of children's lit that they read and review over the coming year. Very honored and excited to be on that list! Much thanks to Jessica Garrison , Rachel Wease & Vanessa Carson from Penquin for all their help.

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We gave a talk to two hundred selected Texas librarians and donated a few hundred books to school and public libraries.

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With Kay at the Penquin booth.

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Jessica, Penguin, Leo Espinosa and Junot Diaz's Island Born... thousands of bookies were about to flood in.

  Another big line for signing on the convention floor. Thanks to Kay and Penguin Random House, the TLA and all those Texas librarians!

 Another big line for signing on the convention floor. Thanks to Kay and Penguin Random House, the TLA and all those Texas librarians!