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Title: ALA awards
Post by: Betsy on February 06, 2018, 06:02 PM
Anyone have any guesses?  I believe they're coming up next Monday. I wouldn't be surprised if A FACE LIKE GLASS gets something.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: mrh on February 06, 2018, 09:02 PM
ORPHAN ISLAND for Newbery recognition?

I'd love to see FOREVER OR A LONG LONG TIME by Caela Carter get something, too.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: HaroldU on February 07, 2018, 06:56 AM
Anyone have any guesses?  I believe they're coming up next Monday. I wouldn't be surprised if A FACE LIKE GLASS gets something.
I haven't a clue. I haven't read as many of the contenders this year...
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Pons on February 07, 2018, 08:12 AM
I haven't a clue. I haven't read as many of the contenders this year...

I just realized this applies to me, too. I think I spent a lot of this year rereading favorites.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: jodyjl on February 07, 2018, 08:45 PM
I liked (and am rooting for) WISHTREE and  BEYOND THE BRIGHT SEA.

I always look forward to these announcements!

Jody
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: HaroldU on February 08, 2018, 06:03 AM
I just realized this applies to me, too. I think I spent a lot of this year rereading favorites.
I did too! I wonder what it was about this past year that caused that? Hmm....
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Pons on February 08, 2018, 10:34 AM
I did too! I wonder what it was about this past year that caused that? Hmm....

Comfort reading.  :star2
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Betsy on February 08, 2018, 01:09 PM
Need for humor.

 :hiding
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: dewsanddamps on February 08, 2018, 02:41 PM
I did too! I wonder what it was about this past year that caused that? Hmm....

 :lol5

I loved A FACE LIKE GLASS, but I haven't read a lot of the others, either.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Vijaya on February 08, 2018, 02:50 PM
BEYOND THE BRIGHT SEA.

I loved this one. And still waiting on others to come to our library.

Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: dinalapomy101 on February 08, 2018, 05:24 PM
I have no good guesses this year, but am always super excited to see what wins, and then to analyze after. :-)

Looking at the NBA Longlist, I wouldn't be surprised to see any of those titles on some lists!

http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2017.html#.Wnz4Ca6nG70

Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Betsy on February 08, 2018, 05:41 PM
Some good choices listed here. 
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: hairaplenty on February 09, 2018, 05:05 AM
Can someone post the website for the contenders? I've Googled and got too many choices.   :salute
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Anne Marie on February 09, 2018, 07:55 AM
There is no list of contenders, either a long list or a short list.  Everything is a surprise on announcement day.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Melody on February 09, 2018, 02:09 PM
Looking forward to seeing the results. Like most everyone else who posted, I haven't kept up this year and have been reading 'older' stuff.

But some of the titles themselves look intriguing....
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: hairaplenty on February 10, 2018, 07:28 AM
There is no list of contenders, either a long list or a short list.  Everything is a surprise on announcement day.

This explains why I can't find the list!   :dr

I'll be surprised if The Hate U Give does not get some recognition. Other than that, I've not any thoughts. Looking forward to the announcements.   :writing3
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: HaroldU on February 12, 2018, 06:24 AM
Anyone have any guesses?  I believe they're coming up next Monday. I wouldn't be surprised if A FACE LIKE GLASS gets something.

Just circling back to this conversation--we'll be hearing the announcements shortly, but "A Face Like Glass" can't win a Newbery since the author is not a US citizen or resident. I believe there are similar limitations on other ALA awards.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Betsy on February 12, 2018, 08:31 AM
Bummer.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: dewsanddamps on February 12, 2018, 09:25 AM
Salina Yoon won one!  :love5 :bunnyrun
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: AnneB on February 12, 2018, 09:27 AM
Here's a link: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2018/02/american-library-association-announces-2018-youth-media-award-winners

Edited to add: Don't bother with  this link!  Stephanie posted a MUCH better one in Reply 28 below!
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Betsy on February 12, 2018, 09:30 AM
I went to Amazon and bought the winner. Only $7 (Kindle), but they'll probably raise the price now.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Pons on February 12, 2018, 09:38 AM
I certainly have a list of books to read now.

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
was an honor winner for the Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards. I don't remember this happening before, especially qualifying for both Newbery and Caldecott. Time to look up some books. Congratulations to all the winners!

eta: Thanks for the link, Anne.  :thankyou
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Betsy on February 12, 2018, 09:42 AM
Yes, another book (Long Way Down) was honored with Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and Printz awards--go figure. 

I guess it's O.K. But I wish they'd spread the awards around more.

Yay, Salina!  But then, we all know how talented she is.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Vijaya on February 12, 2018, 10:06 AM
Thanks for the link Anne! So wonderful to see some of my favorite authors win and discovering some new ones too.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: olmue on February 12, 2018, 10:22 AM
Wooo!! Salina! Really!! *cartwheels*
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Kell on February 12, 2018, 10:36 AM
So happy for Salina! She'll probably EGOT too if she keeps at it.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: JulieM on February 12, 2018, 01:08 PM
What wonderful news about Salina.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on February 12, 2018, 03:45 PM
This link from SLJ might be easier to read, and it's got pictures of the covers too, which is nice:

https://www.slj.com/2018/02/books-media/winners-2018-youth-media-awards-ala-midwinter-2018/
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Pons on February 12, 2018, 08:08 PM
Thanks, Stephanie. I like to see the covers.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: HaroldU on February 13, 2018, 10:02 AM
Bummer.

I know. I really liked it.
Title: Re: ALA awards
Post by: Jayca on February 13, 2018, 11:16 AM
Thanks for that link, Stephanie! YAY for Salina!