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2011 Youth Media Awards Press Conference

One of the highlights of the ALA Midwinter Conference each year is the Youth Media Awards Press Conference. The announcements at this Press Conference include the winners of the Caldecott, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, the Newbery, the Printz, and more! Early morning It’s the morning of the announcements, and librarians at the midwinter conference are waking up and getting ready to take a bus, or a cab, or walk to the San Diego Convention Center to hear — in person — which books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults have been selected as this year’s “best of the best.” 7:15 am A growing crowd of librarians gather outside the closed doors of Ballroom A-B-C where the announcements will be made; many have their morning coffee or tea in hand. The conversations on everyone’s lips… “What do you think will win?” and “Wasn’t this a great year…