And the Winners Are . . . .
In case you missed it, the ALA Youth Media Award winners (Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, etc.) were announced this morning. Best of all, I was on hand to offer Pre-Game predictions and Post-Game commentary. Here are the results. Please note that there is no heat in the room I was commenting in. So if I’m trembling I have just cause.
Here was the Pre-Game Show which worked okay:
And here’s the Post-Game Show which did NOT. For whatever reason, the camera didn’t work. Ah well. At least there’s audio:
Woohoo! Now someone go and tell me whether or not a picture books has ever won the award proper before.
UPDATE: Bill Wright did check. He pointed out that A Visit to William Blake’s Inn did exactly what Last Stop On Market Street did. It won a Newbery proper and Honored in the Caldecott category. Woohoo! Thanks, Bill!
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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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