2006 Black, White, and Read-all-over Ball

Fundraiser for the Kansas Center for the Book, Kansas State Library,
held at Exploration Place, Wichita, Kansas
Friday, September 29, 2006



Honoring authors of fifteen
2006 Kansas Notable Books


Patrons honor authors Roy Bird, Director, Kansas Center for the Book, makes opening remarks Event was held at Exploration Place, Wichita, Kansas
Author Max Yoho received his medallion Noted Kansas author, Max Yoho Ball program and Yoho's certificate from the State of Kansas Ball buffet
David Parks, son of Gordon Parks (deceased), attended the ball to accept the award to his father. Here with Max Yoho. Topeka noted authors, Max Yoho and Thomas Fox Averill Noted author Eunice Boeve, with Max Yoho Thomas Fox Averill receives his medallion
Don Coldsmith, Max Yoho, Edna Coldsmith Carol Klaassen, Max Yoho, Mike Klaassen Max Yoho, Susan and John Howell, publishers of Kansas Traveler magazine

1006 Kansas Notable Books, list
Airball: My Life in Briefs, by L.K. Harkrader
Capote in Kansas: A Drawn Novel, Ande Parks
The Darkest Dawn: Lincoln, Booth, and the Great American Tragedy, by Thomas Goodrich
Deputy Harvey and the Ant Cow Caper, by Brad Sneed
The Great Blues, by Steve Semken
A Hungry Heart: A Memoir, by Gordon Parks
In the Small, Small Night, by Jane Kurtz
The Kansas Guidebook for Explorers, by Marci Penner
Maggie Rose and Sass, by Eunice Boeve
The Moon Butter Route, by Max Yoho
Oceans of Kansas: A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea, by Michael J. Everhart
Ordinary Genius, by Thomas Fox Averill
Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas: A Field Guide, by Michael John Haddock
The Youngest Brother: On a Kansas Wheat Farm During the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, by C. Hugh Snyder


The Ball was held in conjunction with the First Annual
2006 Kansas Book Festival
Lawrence Dumont Stadium, Wichita, Kansas
Friday, September 29 & Saturday, September 30, 2006
Sponsored by the Governor's Cultural Affairs Council
and the Kansas Center for the Book
Celebrating Books, Arts, and Kansas Heritage

This free event included speakers, performances and student activities.
Book vendors offered for sale books by Kansans and books about Kansas.
The Friday event hosted 5,500 Kansas school children.
On Saturday many families attended these festivities.

Wichita billboard, near Wichita Inn West Carol Yoho with writer friends Laurel Johnson, Max Yoho and Nancy Mehl
Saturday a.m., Kansas Book Festival Lawrence Dumont, Vendor tent, Saturday morning, 2006 Kansas Book Festival Writing about quilts, speakers' tent
Young children perform Mexican dances, center stage


All photos © 2006 by Carol Yoho
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