Congratulations to Ann Angel, SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner for the Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio region. Her biography of Janis Joplin also won the 2011 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction! Read on for a little more info about Ann:
Q: Favorite season?
Q: Flats or heels?
Ann: Flip flops in summer. Boots in winter.
Q: Ideal vacation.
Ann: A white sand beach.
Q: Favorite board, card, or computer game?
Ann: Sheepshead — a card game that I play for nickels.
Q: Country you’d most like to visit.
Ann: My family travels a lot but we’ve never been to Ireland or Scotland so I’d get a kick out of seeing those countries. But I’d also love to go to an African Savannah on a photographic safari. I’d like to dance in the streets of Brazil and see a kangaroo in Australia. I hear New Zealand is spectacular. I love new experiences and think change is marvelous so I think I’m saying I’d love to pack up and take off for just about anyplace.
Q: What most surprises you about our current culture?
Ann: I think I’m surprised that our culture continues to turn a blind eye to the way women and children are still treated as marginal members of communities around the world.
Q: Some favorite books?