Assistant Dean Anne Ridder’s friend Brian Floca wins the Caldecott Medal
Congratulations to Assistant Dean Anne Ridder, who has promoted the book Locomotive to me for many months! She was excited about it, brought it to Booklab, discussed it with other faculty members, etc.
The author and illustrator, Brian Floca, is the son of one of her lifelong friends. Another friend is author Barbara DeRubertis, whose photo is in a post below, and a third is Carol Menkiti whom I met in Boston where she works at the Grolier Book Shop. Anne showed us Brian Floca’s book Moon Shot, and we have followed his work ever since. Brian Floca’s website is here.