The State Library and the Kansas Center for the Book held a reception to recognize the 2009 Kansas Notable Books authors on September 8, 2009, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on the second floor rotunda of the State Capitol building in Topeka. Fifteen books were honored with twelve authors in attendance.
First Lady Stacy Parkinson was the guest speaker and presented medals to the winners. Mrs. Parkinson commended the authors for having the courage to write and spoke of the chilling effect of censorship. A video and the text of Mrs. Parkinson’s speech can be found on Governor Parkinson’s blog. Refreshments were served after the medals were awarded to the authors, and there were photo and book signing opportunities.
The Kansas Center for the Book is accepting recommendations for the 2010 Kansas Notable Books List. These may be of any genre, fiction or nonfiction, for any age, but must be either written by a Kansan or about Kansas and published during the calendar year of 2009. Recommendations may be emailed to Cindy Roupe, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit the Kansas Center for the Book website.