2022 Books Save Lives Award

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2022 Books Save Lives Award
Thursday, February 10, 2022
1:30 p.m.
Reading Time: < 1 minute

You are invited to the annual Books Save Lives Award reception celebrating Julia Drake, 2022 award winner and author of The Last True Poets of The Sea

Thursday, February 10th at 1:30 p.m.

Hosted virtually through Microsoft Teams. Join the event at bit.ly/3FImLjM.

Dr. Joan Kaywell established the Hipple Collection of Young Adult Literature in Special Collections and each year bestows the Books Save Lives award to an up-and-coming author whose work inspires young readers to overcome hardship. If you’d like to read The Last True Poets of The Sea before the event, copies are available through USF Tampa Special Collections or the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative.

“I believe that young adult literature saves lives, and I am living proof of that.”
— Dr. Joan Kaywell, Professor of English Education (retired), University of South Florida

Read more about Dr. Kaywell’s work and past award recipients.

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