January 27th proved to be a very exciting day for CCYAL and an even more exciting day for our guest speaker and local author, Mr. Vince Vawter. At precisely 6:43am he recieved a call from the American Library Association 2014 Newbery committee to let him know that his first novel, Paperboy, was selected as one of this year's three Newbery Honor books.
Local author Vince Vawter will speak in the CCI Auditorium at 7pm on January 27, 2013 about his recent book for young people. Paperboy is set in Memphis, TN in 1959 and features an 11-year-old boy who stutters. A School Library Journal reviewer says, “Vawter portrays a protagonist so true to a disability that one cannot help but empathize with the difficult world of a stutterer. Yet, Victor's story has much broader appeal as the boy begins to mature and redefine his relationship with his parents, think about his aspirations for the future, and explore his budding spirituality.