Instantaneous Quick Thoughts as the Awards are Granted (like Twitter but less clear)
I’m just watching this on the live webcast right now. So these aren’t very clear thoughts, but they’re fun to type out as the awards are given out.
Schneider Family Book Award Thoughts – See? Didn’t I tell you that Waiting for Normal was designed so that big awards would fit nicely on the cover?
Coretta Scott King Award Thoughts – Bird got the John Steptoe Award? Whoop! Go go go!
We Are the Ship only got an honor? Woah.
YESSSSSSSS! Qualls! Qualls! Qualls!
Has Floyd Cooper ever won a Coretta Scott King Award before? Can’t remember.
Lots of The Blacker the Berry Love.
Good on Becoming Billie Holiday!
Ahhhh. We Are the Ship won the author award. See? I knew it was as well written as it was illustrated.
Odyssey Award Thoughts – I believe this to be the most difficult award to be on the committee of. That’s just me, though.
Poor Elijah of Buxton. Just not enough room on that cover for all those awards.
Margaret A. Edwards Award Thoughts – Laurie Halse Anderson! With any luck this won’t be the last we hear of her name today.
William C. Morris Thoughts – Whew! Got that Curse Dark as Gold review in just in time.
Printz Award Thoughts – Yay, Frankie Banks! Should have won the award straight out, though. Yay, NationJellicoe Road? That’s a surprise, yes?
Pura Belpre Award Thoughts – Ah! They are this year. Excellent. Ah. I always meant to review Papa and Me. Never got around to it. Yay, Storyteller’s Candle! Not familiar with the Cordova. Yay, Yuyi Morales! Winner winner winner!
Poor presenter. He seems a bit ruffled.
Yuyi again. Storyteller’s Candle again. Ah! Margarita Engle! Very good choice for the author award. Did she get one for her previous novel? I can’t recall.
May Hill Arbuthnot Award Thoughts – Yay K.T. Horning! Have you noticed that half my thoughts consist of the word "yay" in some way? I don’t suppose I can write "Boo" if I don’t like a choice, can I?
Shoot. My class is here. No more thoughts for me. I’ll never know the winners now! Pity me.
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This person appears to have all the winners. Oh my! How wrong I was (again). too!
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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