You’ll get a more thoughtful post from Jonathan soon, but here’s something quick from the floor so you all can begin commenting. Remeber that your resource page for all the award winners is http://www.ala.org/yma
Sharon McKellar and I are here with Monica Edinger. We passed the closed Starbicks (7:30? come on, don’t they know what day it is?), the press office, where committees were still having photos taken after their phone calls:
…And into the theater. As the announcements proceed, there are shouts and yelps, recongition for each committee, and the tension mounts. (All these wonderful books haven’t read yet!) The room gets hot, and electric.
Finally, we hear that the Newbery honors are:
INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN
BREAKING STALIN’S NOSE
…And the winner is:
DEAD END IN NORVELT
And I am thrilled at all the surprises. See you soon!!! Coffee…..
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About Nina Lindsay
Nina Lindsay is the Children's Services Coordinator at the Oakland Public Library, CA. She chaired the 2008 Newbery Committee, and served on the 2004 and 1998 committees. You can reach her at email@example.com
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