Monday, January 14, 2013

New Jersey Library System Holds Mock ALA Awards

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.

2013 American Library association book and Media Awards

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.

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