"Moon Over Manifest" by Clare Sander Vanderpool wins Newbery Medal

"Moon Over Manifest" by Clare Sander Vanderpool wins Newbery Medal

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)

Clare Sander Vanderpool, a 1987 Newman grad in English and Elementary Education, was notified Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 that her first novel, Moon Over Manifest, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Newbery Medal.  The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to recognize "the best contribution to American children's literature".  Clare is the first Kansas author to receive this honor.   News travelled quickly, with stories in USA Today and the Wichita Eagle on Jan. 11.  Clare and her family took a quick trip to New York City for an interview for the NBC Today Show (air time pending-watch Class Notes for updates).

Watermark Booksellers, Wichita, is accepting orders for autographed copies of Clare's book. Follow the link below and in the "order comments" request a signed copy. Total cost of the hard-cover book, with tax and ground shipping is $26.18. Books can also be held for pick up at Watermark for $16.99 plus tax. Books will ship as soon as Clare is available to sign them (her schedule is suddenly packed!)  Order your autographed copy today:   http://www.watermarkbooks.com/book/9780385738835

Sincere Congratulations, Clare, from your Newman family!   We are SO PROUD and happy for you!