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National Book Award Winners!

2014 National Book Award Winners

I'm so excited for Jacqueline Woodson. I really need to read Brown Girl Dreaming. 
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Re: National Book Award Winners!

  • Any thoughts or opinions on Daniel Handler's comments during the presentation?
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  • Any thoughts or opinions on Daniel Handler's comments during the presentation?
    SO. MANY. THOUGHTS. 

    I think it was in such, such poor taste. Even if he is good friends with Woodson and this is some inside joke between the two of them, a platform like this is NOT the place to share it. He should have been celebrating her amazing accomplishments and not reducing her to a stereotype. I was seriously horrified when I read about this. 
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  • Any thoughts or opinions on Daniel Handler's comments during the presentation?
    SO. MANY. THOUGHTS. 

    I think it was in such, such poor taste. Even if he is good friends with Woodson and this is some inside joke between the two of them, a platform like this is NOT the place to share it. He should have been celebrating her amazing accomplishments and not reducing her to a stereotype. I was seriously horrified when I read about this. 
    Totally agreed.  I couldn't believe he thought that it was in any way appropriate.  You're speaking about someone's achievement of a lifetime to a crowd that is supposed to be the intellectual elite.  What part of any of that would allow you to believe that such a blatantly racist comment is ok or would go unnoticed?  I haven't watched the clip because I feel like it'll just make me even angrier than reading the quotes.
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