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Blog Award: Premios Dardo

I’ve been given the Premios Dardo (Prize Darts) Award by Book Dads. This award “acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day.”

Wow, Book Dads, I’m honored! I don’t know that I live up to transmitting those values every day. I don’t even shower every day. So, really, thank you!

Passing this award on to just five bloggers is truly difficult as there are so many out there who deserve this award, but there are some people who come top of mind.
  • Mitali Perkins deserves recognition for her commitment to the discussion and cause of diversity in our literature — and for that matter, in our lives.

  • Jen Robinson continually has me in awe with all of her work for literacy and plain ol’ good reading, while at the same time supporting the greater kidlit community and writing detailed book reviews.

  • Sara Lewis Holmes at Read Write Believe is my touchstone in working for your goals, believing in yourself, and reaching out to others.

  • Vivian at HipWriterMama conveys the delicate balance of living life as a parent and as a writer, and choses to use that experience to challenge us all to live our best lives.

  • Kelly Herold and Anne Boles Levy have both sacrificed their own blogs to the greater cause of the Cybils Awards — something that enriches our whole kidlit community. They amaze me with their dedication.
I am thrilled to be in the same community with these wonderful people — and they are truly special people — and to call them my friends. They inspire me, they encourage me, and they keep me going. If you don’t know their blogs, get to know them. And say “hi” for me.


Steven (Book Dads) said...

You don't shower every day? Oh, well then I guess I have to take it back. ;) Just kidding.

I wasn't sure about my own transmitting of values everyday, sometimes a week can go by and nothing gets posted. Little things keep getting in the way, like paying jobs, a home, and a five year old.

susanwrites said...

Congrats! I think the honor is well deserved to you and I think you picked the PERFECT people to pass it on to.

Thank you for all that YOU do to enrich this community.

Jen Robinson said...

Thanks so much, Pam! I think that the value that you transmit is that of community spirit. Maybe we can't all see it every single day, but across the year, with the 48 Hour Book Challenge, the Comment Challenge, your B list blogger thing, and your willingness to organize the conference AND the portal! You support both children's literature and community all the time.

As for me, I'm honored to be your friend. And to be in such great company. Thanks!

Cathy said...

Congratulations! You deserve it!

Sara said...

Thank you. I'm tucking those words away under my pillow. Or posting them on my fridge. Or just trying to live up to them.

You rock at what you do, Pam. I'm with Jen in being honored to be your friend. You were part of the Kidlitosphere long before I was, and it was reading blogs like yours that made me want to jump in and be a part of this.

For the record, I have not showered yet today. But I'm about to. What is the Latin for "I stink like a rat?"

Lindsay said...

I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who doesn't shower every day! ;)Congrats!

Beth Kephart said...

This shower revelation is truly headline generating. I love the folks you've chosen to acknowledge. It's a beautiful world out here.

Vivian said...

Congratulations on your award! It's totally deserved!

I love your blog--the humor, the efforts you make to strengthen our community, your stories. Thank you so much for this honor. You have totally made my day.

Preschool Books said...

I found two links to your blog today and I have to admit it is very well written and designed. You've got a new reader right here. Congrats on your award!