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The 2022 Mock YMA Election Results Page is now open!

We are approaching one of my favorite times of the year. No, it’s not the first snowfall or the upcoming winter holiday season. It is the time of year to participate in mock discussions and elections of children’s books, and to submit YOUR Mock YMA Election Results.

Each January, the ALA Youth Media Awards are announced; the 2022 YMA announcements will take place on Monday, January 24, 2022 starting at 8:00 am. At this virtual event, we will excitedly learn about the books which have been selected by very hard-working committee members who have spent the year reading, thinking about, and discussing children’s books published in 2021. The books they select as winners will proudly wear a shiny medal on their cover indicating the distinction they’ve won as the best of the best for the year.

Each January, the Youth Media Awards are announced; the 2022 YMA announcements will take place on Monday, January 24, 2022 starting at 8:00 am. At this virtual event, we will excitedly learn about the books which have been selected by very hard-working committee members who have spent the year reading, thinking about, and discussing children’s books published in 2021. The books they select as winners will proudly wear a shiny medal on their cover indicating the distinction they’ve won as the best of the best for the year.

In preparation for these award announcements, many people participate in mock discussions and elections in person or virtually:

  • Librarians gather colleagues and customers together in mock discussions
  • School kids gather – some before or after school, some during lunch hours, some during the traditional school day – to share their thoughts about the books they’ve read
  • Bookstores host programs highlighting quality 2021 titles
  • Book Clubs, SLIS students, and families get together to vote on what they think might win one of the prestigious YMA awards
  • On-line groups offer opportunities for readers to share their thoughts through social media outlets

Since 2016, the ALSC Blog has offered a space for all of these groups to share their Mock Election results. Through the YMA Mock Elections Results page, the discussion expands as readers discover new titles or (sometimes) have their own thoughts affirmed.

Results are now being accepted on the ALSC Blog’s YMA Mock Elections Results page for mock YMA election results including:

  • Mock Caldecott Results
  • Mock Newbery Results
  • Mock Coretta Scott King Results
  • Mock Geisel Results
  • Mock Printz Results
  • Mock Sibert Results
  • Mock Pura Belpré Results
  • Mock Batchelder Results

It is SO MUCH FUN to see the results from the wide variety of mock discussions and elections held around the country! As I write this blog post, the page is empty. <sad face> Help us fill it up! To add your mock election results to this page, please use this form. We can’t wait to hear which titles your group has selected!

Read! Discuss! Vote! Report Your Results!

And if this post has made you wonder how YOUR school, library, or group might offer a Mock Election program, check out this awesome Mock Newbery Toolkit prepared by the Newbery 100 committee!

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