Thursday, January 19, 2017
See "Oscars" of Youth Literature Monday Jan. 23!
If you get excited about the "Oscars" of children's and teen literature and media awards (Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Printz, Odyssey, Geisel, Carnegie, Sibert, Belpre, Carnegie and more more more), you can catch the live award announcements webcast on Monday January 23 at (yawn) 7am CT. You can live stream online at the I Love Libraries Facebook page or online with real time closed captioning at the ALA site.
It's fun to join the audience at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta (where we hope also to be celebrating a Packer victory from the night before) as the crowd reacts to the hard work of the many ALSC, YALSA, and other committees from various ALA divisions who have read, viewed and listened so hard to pick the best of print and nonprint literature for youth. Plus, the twitter feed for #yma17 and #alamw17 usually explodes with tweets during the press conference so that's a blast too!
After the broadcast, you can access full lists and citations for all the winners at the same site; catch an archive of the surprisingly short press conference and access past lists of winners.