7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #760: Featuring Michaela Goade

h1 September 12th, 2021 by jules

Earlier this week over at the Horn Book’s Calling Caldecott, we featured a Q&A with Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade and asked her what her year has been like. Micheala won the 2021 Medal for We Are Water Protectors, written by Carole Lindstrom.

That Q&A is here. We are grateful she took the time to talk to us.

[Michaela’s photo credit: Sydney Akagi.]

* * * Jules’s Kicks * * *

Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

1) Birthday cake and obnoxious balloons for a Danielson birthday.

2) Surviving senior photos. (My daughter’s not fond of posing for photos.)

3) Siri correcting my friend’s dictation in a message that said she’d be taking a fairy to an island this weekend.

4) Oh, Ted.

5) Biden’s vaccine mandates.

6) Hearing that this boy (wow, that story made it all the way to the UK), who goes to my daughters’ school, received applause in the cafeteria the next day.

7) Supporting the ACLU the Julie Paschkis way.

What are YOUR kicks this week?

7 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #760: Featuring Michaela Goade”

  1. Thank you for the interview with Michaela. I liked her answers especially how she researched to write her speech and finding inspiration in nature (totally relate).
    Jules, birthday cake, traveling with fairies to an island (ha, ha) and I wondered if you all knew the boy from your daughter’s school. I certainly knew the town and thought of you all.
    My Kicks:
    1. Cherry tomatoes from the garden.
    2. Friends.
    3. Walks.
    4. Graham Cracker Pie.
    5. Finished The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner.
    6. The tendrils of autumn reaching.
    7. A photo that because a haiku (Poetry Friday)
    Have a great week.

  2. Thank you for sharing this Q & A with Michaela, as well as the link within to her eloquent speech. Looking forward to seeing more of her illustrations in books to come.

    Jules – hooray for birthday celebrations, balloons and cake! Love that autocorrect! Also, go Grady! So impressed with his poise through the bad behavior of the adults, who should all know better.

    Jone – I’m still getting cherry tomatoes too, and have one tomato plant that is finally producing tomatoes, and I’m hanging on to those last bits of summer. Graham cracker pie – yum!

    My kicks this week:
    1) Some good news about a case of mine that’s currently at the appeal stage.
    2) Watching Reservation Dogs and I love it. The kids are great, and its such a wonderful mix of humor and sadness. And there are always some uniquely oddball funny moments that catch you completely off guard, which I think is a particular quality of anything Taika Waititi has a hand in.
    3) Reading “Kentucky Straight” by Chris Offutt and some of the stories are a gut punch, in the best way.
    4) Learning how to play golf. Right now I am terrible at it, but every 10 swings or so I manage to do everything the way I’m supposed to and feel and hear that satistfying thwack sound, and watch the ball go straight and far.
    5) Letters in the mail.
    6) A seed of a creative idea that is slowly taking shape.
    7) Walks with Daisy. I don’t have her stepping on the “walk” button yet, but when I step on it, she comes trotting, ready to go.
    7.5) Incredible sunsets this week, all seen on walks with Daisy.

    Have a great week everyone!

  3. Hi Imps!
    Hi Michaela!

    Jules: Yay to the birthday person(s)!

    Jone: Tomatoes are delicious.

    Rachel: Go Rachel go! (and Daisy, too!)

    My kicks:
    1) A few things
    2) A few days
    3) A few hours
    4) Alert
    5) Able
    6) According
    7) Assured

  4. Jone, mmm. Graham cracker pie. Is there something about the pie filing itself that is especially graham crackery’y, or is it just the crust? Love your sixth kick.

    Rachel, I love how you’re always trying out new sports. And thanks for the reminder about Reservation Dogs. I hope your creative idea is related to your BOOK IDEA!

    Little Willow: Once again, lovely, evocative kicks.

    I hope you all have a good week!

  5. Little Willow – love your kicks, especially alert, able and assured.

    Jules – thanks! Its fun to learn new things. I think you would like Reservation Dogs and YES!

  6. Rachel, I am going to watch Reservation Dogs again, thanks for the suggestion.May you creativity seed sprout.
    Little Willow, I love a few things and a few hours.
    Jules, the graham cracker pie has a graham cracker crust and top. The inside is an egg custard and meringue. Turns out both Chuck and I have family recipes, we learned this early in our dating. Took it as a sign.

  7. Oh my, that sounds delicious.

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