Our review of the 2014 American Library Association Youth Media Awards.
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Every January the American Library Association honors the previous year’s books and media created for children and teens. There are nineteen awards given at this event with other selected lists released in the days after.
The ceremony will be held during ALA Midwinter, 8 a.m. ET, January 27, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. There will be a award archive of awards.
The award that has become a favorite of Emily and mine is the William C. Morris Award. This award honors authors whose first publication was written for young adults. Having served on this committee it is exhilarating to discover new and emerging talents. Each year the five finalist titles get better, more interesting and diverse in subject matter.
This year’s finalists are the following:
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos
Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
You can view a video of the Morris Finalists here, http://youtu.be/CgcHkQ_Ls1w.
The winner will be announced during the Youth Media Awards. Immediately following the winner and finalists of both the Morris Award and the Nonfiction Award will speak at a reception. Tickets are $19 and well worth it.
Find out more about the award on the YALSA Morris Award website, http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris-award. You can sign up to volunteer to participate here, http://www.ala.org/yalsa/getinvolved/getinvolved#sign%20up.
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Roll Call Question: What book have you read the most times in your life?
Cathie Sue: But Not the Hippotomas, Go Dog Go, Caddie Woodlawn, Gone with the Wind
Emily: Good Night Moon, Monster at the End of the Book, The Giant Jam Sandwich, The Hobbit, Weetzie Bat
Karl: Phantom Tollbooth, The Dark is Rising series
Adrienne: My Book About Me, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Christine
Nova Science Now hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson
TV Shut off for a week
Maureen Johnson at Metropolitan Library System Libraries, April 5 – 7, 2011 (Facebook)
Gene Luen Yang at Tulsa City County Library System Libraries
6 picture books selected by Cathie Sue and Jenny
- Banana! by Ed Vere
- Stalling by Alan Katz
- Two Dumb Ducks by Maxwell Eaton
- Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
- Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
- Phileas’ Fortune by Lestrade and Thirteen Words by Lemony Snicket
As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins
Grim Legacy by Polly Shulman
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You by Charles Benoit – Author’s website
Topic: Our Favorite Books This Year and Spoiling the Printz and Newbery Awards
Cooking Around the World
Flavors of Morocco by Ghillie Basan
Cuisines of Mexico by Diana Kennedy; NPR Story, October 4, 2010
I Know How to Cook by Ginette Mathiot
Global Table Adventures – blog
Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Guys Read Funny Business edited by Jon Scieszka
6 children’s books – selected by Cathie Sue and Jenny