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9/18/10

Fabulous Summer


As usual, I forgot to blog. This time I can blame it on a fabulous summer. You already know that in June I went to Washington, D.C. to receive the Pura Belpré Honor for Diego. Well, in July, I flew to Boston for my son's wedding. I enjoyed the wedding, the bride, and her family. But we also visited the JFK Library, Lizzie Borden's House (Guilty!), Plymouth Plantation, and the Seamen's Brethel in the movie of Moby Dick. I returned to teach at the Whidbey Island MFA where we heard wonderful speakers such as Virginia Euwer Wolff.

I, too, read Road to Tater Hill and liked so much that I assigned to my students.

My Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Justice is out! The Spanish version received a Junior Library Guild.

I will be missing you again soon because I am going to Europe to research Picasso! But I'll try to connect from France and Spain.

6 comments:

Edie said...

Carmen,
What a handsome couple your son and new daughter-in-law make! So sorry I missed you when you came to Washington, but I'm happy to know my book is being read and discussed on Whidbey Island. I envy your trip to France and Spain and will love to hear about your research.

Stephanie said...

Be sure and post pictures on Facebook:)

Lauren said...

Carmen, your son and his wife look so happy-- what a wonderful moment in all of your lives! And congratulations on the Sonja book! A very busy summer indeed. I love knowing that you will be doing research on Picasso- I cannot wait to hear about it!

Christy said...

I'm so jealous about your trip to Spain! I spent three weeks on a painting program at an art school in Barcelona. We visited the Picasso Museum often. I loved the Picasso Museum in Paris, too.

Congrats on the wedding!

betsy woods said...

Congratulations! Enjoy Europe and Picasso.

Diane Adams said...

Take me with you!! :)