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Mark Your Calendar for the Youth Media Awards Press Conference!

What’s on your calendar for the morning of Monday, January 30, 2023? If you don’t yet have it on your schedule, make sure to pencil in 8:00 a.m. Central Time that morning for one of the most exciting events of the year for children’s literature. That’s right–the 2023 Youth Media Awards Press Conference is coming! Each year, the winners of many of the oldest and most prestigious awards for literature for youth are announced at the event. The 2023 press conference will mark the first in-person announcement since January 2020–for attendees at the 2023 LibLearnX conference in New Orleans, you’ll be able to be in the room where the announcement happens and bask in the happy energy and celebration first hand! And if you can’t be there in person, fret not–the event is live-streamed globally. What awards will you hear announced during the Youth Media Awards Press Conference? This year,…

ALA Midwinter 2020

Home Again, Home Again #ALAMW20

We took the Peter Pan bus home from Philadelphia to New York City. Only $18.50 for me, my husband and baby! Cheap ride and tons of room. The bus driver didn’t bat an eye at all my tote bags of books and baby things. He encouraged me to put them in the empty seats. It was a long day and wonderful conference. Of the books in my totes, I’m most looking forward to reading: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan Where We Go From Here by Lucas Rocha King and the Dragon Flies by Kacen Callendar The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron the EveryLibrary Annual Report the IMLS grant-funded EXCITE project and future papers Marxism: A Graphic Guide by Rupert Woodfin and Oscar Zarate The Eighth Life by Ninoharatischvili The Light in The Lake by Sarah R. Baughman The Oracle Code by…

ALA Midwinter 2018

Are you ready for the 2018 Youth Media Awards announcements?

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In less than two weeks, the ALA 2018 Youth Media Awards will be announced at #alamw18. Hundreds and hundreds of librarians will be at the press conference which will take place on Monday, Feb. 12, at 8 a.m. MT at the Colorado Convention Center. They will be eagerly anticipating the announcement of the 2018 Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Printz, Pura Belpré, Sibert, Geisel, Schneider Family, and more.