"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Monday, January 26, 2015

Looking forward to updating these ALA Award folders

One week from today, I'll be in a room in Chicago (with many other children's literature fanatics) to hear the announcements of the winners of the ALA Youth Media Awards.

From the ALA site:
"Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.  The announcement of the 2015 Youth Media Awards will take place at 8:00 a.m. Central time on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition in Chicago."

"Join us for a live webcast of the press conference or follow I Love Libraries on Twitter and Facebook to be among the first to know the 2015 winners. The official hashtag for the 2015 Youth Media Awards is  #ALAyma." 

I attended this event last year and am beyond excited to be able to repeat the experience. It's special. You can read (and hear) about this experience on this post, Midwinter Night's Dream.

Here are the folders I created and laminated:

Each one had a brief synopsis of the award:

Inside, I put the medal winners and honor books.
The students loved exploring these last year and have had fun revisiting these books since I put up the folders on January 5th. 

What titles will I be typing up in a week?

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