It was a wonderful speech—interesting, profound, inspiring, and ultimately had the entire room of hundreds of librarians and children's book industry folk (including me) leaping to our feet to give her a standing ovation.
|The standing ovation for Sophie Blackall|
|On one of the two big screens, Sophie just after her speech|
Kids are smart. Girls can do anything. We can all be beacons.Go read the entire speech here at The Horn Book. It's well-worth it!
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