Monday, January 23, 2017

ALA 2017 Youth Media Awards!

What a wonderful day it is already! This morning ALA announced the 2017 Youth Media Awards. And I couldn't be happier with the picks!

You can read all about all of the Youth Media Awards here.

Gene Nelson, Provo City Library Director and the rest of the Newbery Committee picked The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill as the award winner...which was our library's Mock Newbery pick! I for one am excited that the rest of the committee agreed about just how wonderful this book is! And I am pretty excited about those honor books as well.

The Provo City Library's Mock Caldecott didn't do quite as well as our Mock Newbery. (But we did get two right...just not the winner.) The Caldecott Committee picked Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat illustrated (and written) by Javaka Steptoe as their winner.

The day they announce these winners is seriously one of my favorite days! (And not just because my reading list gets twice as long afterward!) And don't forget to check out the Odyssey and the Geisel (two of my most favorite awards of the year). Seriously, such good reading. So come to the library and check out all of the favorites! What a happy day!

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