On Friday, January 11 the BCCLS (Bergen County Cooperative Library System in New Jersey )Youth Services Committee held its annual mock awards program. Reportedly after some spirited discussion, the following books were chosen.
Award: Code Name Verity/ Elizabeth Wein
Honors: The Fault in our Stars/ John Green
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard/ Leslea Newman
Winner: Wonder/ R.J. Palacio
Award: Temple Grandin/ Sy Montgomery
Splendors and Glooms/ Laura Amy Schlitz
Same Sun Here/ Silas House
Winner: Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad/ Henry Cole
Award: Extra Yarn, written by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen
One Special Day/ Lola Schaeffer
(Thanks to Sharon Kalman for sharing this information)
How close did the BCCLS Mock Awards come to the actual youth media awards of the American Library Association? You'll have to wait until January 28th, 2013 to find out.
The Book and Media Awards of the American Library Association will be held on January 28, 2013 at 8 a.m. PT (11am EST) on Jan. 28, from the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Approximately 12,500 webcast viewers will join more than 1,300 onsite audience members for the 2013 announcements. Virtual seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Those that are not able to join the webcast can still follow results in real-time by logging on to the ALA Youth Media Awards Facebook page, or via Twitter by following hashtag #ALAyma.