The Mock Election Results page is now open!
Every year, libraries and schools around North America offer Mock Election programs – Mock Coretta Scott King, Mock Newbery, Mock Caldecott, Mock Geisel, Mock Sibert, Mock Pura Belpré Award – in preparation for the annual Youth Media Awards. These discussions are a great opportunity for all of us who love children’s literature to gather and discuss the topic we love, and to learn more about some of the outstanding books published for youth in the past year.
Again this year, we are developing a page on the ALSC Blog with as many of the results from this year’s Mock Elections as we can find. Check out the 2018 Mock Elections page here. (You can also find this tab on the homepage of the ALSC Blog.)
As of today’s date, the page looks pretty empty. We need YOUR results! If you are a library, school, bookstore, discussion group, blog, MLIS class, book club, classroom, or other group of interested readers holding a Mock Election, we’d love to include your results. Send off the names of your mock winner and honor titles using the form at the bottom of the 2018 Mock Elections Results page. We look forward to posting a wide variety of results!
Bookmark this page and check back often to see what titles are being selected in Youth Media Award Mock Elections. And stay tuned to find out the real winners as they are announced at the Midwinter Conference in Denver on February 12th.
Happy reading! Happy discussing! And don’t forget to let us know what has taken top honors in YOUR Mock YMA elections.
Our Group just posted our results, but we have struggled with recognizing graphic novels and decided to create a mock graphic novel award to help us recognize these fabulous books.
Our winner was Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks
Honors: Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczha
Be Prepared by Vera Brogsol
It seems very hard to separate text and illustration in these titles, and for these particular winners, both text and illustration are wonderful.