ALA Literary Awards Announced At Midwinter Conference

The fact that I post about technology most of the time, doesn’t mean that we are not going to cover literary awards. I always try to find time to read a good book, although it is becoming more and more difficult.

At the midwinter in Denver Clorado today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the Caldecott, Newbery and Coretta Scott King and Printz literary awards.

*John Newbery Award: Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book illustrated by Dave McKean (HarperCollins Children's Books)
*Randolph Caldecott Medal: Beth Krommes, illustrator of The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton Mifflin)
*Michael L. Printz Award: Melina Marchetta, Jellicoe Road (HarperTeen)
*Coretta Scott King Author Book Award: We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball, written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Disney)-
*Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award: The Blacker the Berry, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, written by Joyce Carol Thomas (Amistad: HarperCollins)

To find out the full list with awards, go to the ALA's press release . If you are interested in the ALA's midwinter conference technology presentations, open LITA's page (Library and Information Technology Association), or take a look at the video highlighting the "Top Tech Trends".

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