It's A Wrap - Post Awards Thoughts

You can find results of the January 18 announcements of ALA Youth Media Awards posted everywhere around the blogosphere. Additional awards like American Indian Youth Literature Awards and the ALSC Notable Children's Books list and the YALSA BBYA list are also being announced and celebrated. It's a lovely time to cheer all the best in children's and teen literature and we have an amazing array of books and media to savor.

And savor I do. The books honored ran the gamut from picture books through easy readers; fiction to non-fiction; biography, graphic novels, poetry, folklore and did I mention, fiction, fiction, fiction! There are books for every reading taste and age and the richness and variety of award winners and honorees in this particular year speaks volumes for the depth of the literature being produced for youth in our country today.

By purchasing these books for our childrens and teen collections, we strengthen our offerings to our communities - and we send a strong message to the publishing community that we do want great books for kids that stretch the envelope and enrich the lives of our reading kids. So let's buy 'em (if you haven't already), let's read 'em and let's booktalk and sell 'em to the kids and teens!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for writing about this - I have been so excited about the awards, and I really hope that this focus on quality work lasts past this week!