ALA Midwinter 2014

Youth Media Awards Announcements at #alamw14

This morning was the first time I attended the YMAs and I was completely wrapped up in the excitement and adrenaline of the crowd. I screamed. I gasped. I was shocked, surprised, and delighted. What an incredible hour!

Amy Seto Musser just before the announcements!  Can you see the excitement on my face?
Amy Seto Musser just before the announcements! Can you see the excitement on my face?

The electric atmosphere is so different from watching at home in your pajamas (I can’t be the only one who has done that) and so I wanted to share some of the fun moments you might not have seen or heard if you live streamed the event.

~The Andrew Carnegie Medal committee standing up to be recognized for selecting the excellent video of “Bink and Gollie: Two for One”, waving donuts in the air.
~The Siebert committee flapping their arms like wings to celebrate “Parrots Over Puerto Rico.”
~The Caldecott committee with train whistles. Whistles no one could hear because the noise from the crowd was deafening!
~The Printz committee sporting matching Printz sweatshirts.
~The myriad of facial expressions when the clip of the “Scowler” audiobook was played.

That’s all for now!

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