ALA Recap and Some News

Woo Hoo!

I had a great time in Denver for the recent ALA Midwinter Conference. It was time to finish up my yearlong commitment, THE PRINTZ AWARD COMMITTEE! This had been a dream of mine since I was a wee baby librarian! For the first days of the conference we were locked in a conference room! And I'm forever sworn to secrecy about that. 

 


 2018 Printz Awards: Gold - We Are Okay Honors - Long Way Down, The Hate U Give, Strange The Dreamer, and Vincent and Theo

2018 Printz Awards: Gold - We Are Okay Honors - Long Way Down, The Hate U Give, Strange The Dreamer, and Vincent and Theo


I recommend ANY of these books to ALL of you!

 


Top Shelf: Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), screening of Every Day (it was awesome), SK Ali (Saints and Misfits), The signs that bugged me (it's 500s not 500's)

Middle Shelf: Katie Lawrence (KDL youth librarian), Junot Diaz (Islandborn), Tae Keller (Science of Unbreakable Things), Sara Saedi (Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card

Bottom Shelf: Minh Le!! (Let Me Finish), Angie Thomas, ME, and Nic Stone!!!! (Dear Martin)

Also, I crazily picked up a few books...do not tell anyone. I am trusting you.


Kathy Burnette