- Really impressed by many of the teen readers who talked about and analyzed the Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) list on Saturday.
- Trying to not bring too many books home but am definitely still carrying two big bags of (mostly) 2014 Young Adult fiction — this is not just for fun any more, it’s WORK! (It’s always WORK but this one lies heavier on my heart due to my inability to read fast… but I will brave this challenge and come out a richer person at the other end.)
- Can’t quite believe that 3M Cloud Library is not offering a School Library Module. Oh, well!
- Really happy for Kathy Dawson’s new imprint with Penguin!
- And really happy to have met a new author for Random House: Jaleigh Johnson, girl gamer tax prep accountant author of fantasy novels.
- ALSC Membership Committee is filled with smart, funny, and intelligent people. I’m honored to serve with them. And the Children’s Librarian Meet-Up initiative should prove quite fun and exciting.
- BFYA members delivered cogent analyses and I definitely felt their passion for this literature. Bravo!
- The Battle of the Kids’ Books meetup went well and I, as always, made a fool of myself by being too excitable and silly, as always! There will be a group photo posted on BoB site, soon. We are going to reveal judges starting tomorrow or Wednesday.
- The Youth Media Awards press conference went smoothly and I quite agreed with many of the award choices. A little sad to not see True Blue Scouts of Sugarman Swamp or The Thing About Luck on the lists. Extremely pleased with Newbery: Flora and Ulysses; Caldecott: Locomotive; Sibert: Parrots Over Puerto Rico; CSK: P.S. Be Eleven; Schneider: Rose Under Fire; Printz: Midwinterblood. And many other deserving titles! Special shout out to my friend, co-Newbery-member from 2002, Ken Setterington for winning a Stonewall honor for his Branded by the Pink Triangle.
- Excited to get back home and continue reading Far From You.
Quick ALA 2014 Midwinter Recaps
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One response to “Quick ALA 2014 Midwinter Recaps”
You did not make a fool of yourself. Your excitement was contagious and helped me feel more at ease. It was nice to meet you!