Author & Illustrator Commemorate Sandy Hook Elementary Children

At the New England Reading Association (NERA) Conference held in Springfield this past May, Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg, both celebrated for their work in children’s literature, received the 2015 Special Recognition Award for  Snowflakes Fall.  As this video shows, their book honors the spirits of the 20 young victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School and helps transcend the tragic events of December 14, 2012.  Educators at the conference who love children and reading listened, sometimes tearfully, as

Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg shared their immediate experiences when each learned about the tragedy at Sandy Hook and the process through which their artful words and pictures transform grief into the joyful celebration of 20 angelic spirits.

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