If you want to feel, vicariously, true joy and gratitude, check out Cynthia Lord's post about her Newbery Honor and Schneider Family Book awards. She refers to it as a life-changing day, and recounts her emotional responses to the whole process. She also thanks everyone involved in the process of publishing RULES, and laments for the books that she loved that didn't win. Her remarks are from the heart, and illustrate why it's so wonderful that Rules won these awards. Head on over and check out Cindy's post.