Monday, February 23, 2009

Question of the Day #110

As she accepted her Oscar last night, Penelope Cruz said:

"I grew up in a place called Alcobendas, where this was not a very realistic dream. And I, always on the night of the Academy Awards, I stayed up to watch the show and I always felt that this was, this ceremony was a moment of unity for the world because art, in any form, is and has been and will always be our universal language and we should do everything we can, everything we can, to protect its survival."

As writers, we work hard to exercise our universal language. To share stories and drive messages and inspire people to think and to learn. But it's not just us. People who aren't artists do the same thing every day. Whether they're teachers, parents or friends, everyone is award worthy.

I if I were to win one, I'd like it to be a Printz Award for excellence in Young Adult literature.

If you were to win an award, what would you like it be?



  1. I think I would like to win a Nobel Peace Prize. I think that would be pretty impressive.

  2. I dream of waking to a Newbery phone call.

  3. Stoker Award : ) Preferably for my story, "The Boy Band."

  4. Maybe it's because we write for the same demographic, but the Printz is my ultimate, too.

  5. I wish to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
    I would also like to win a Grammy but I don't sing or play an instrument. I heard they look down on that.

  6. I'd like an Emmy. One of the enticing things about the department I work for is that they've won Emmys in the past and I believe will win some more in the future. I want to be in on that.

  7. I wrote essays and speeches growing up in which I won a Grammy and an Oscar. I still get very teary eyed at both award shows.


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