When it Rains
It’s drizzling in Boston, and various award committee members are peppering social media with “we’re done!” They’re turning in their draft press releases, and the ALA Press office takes over until the unveling tomorrow morning.
So we wait. This afternoon I’ll be sitting in again on the Notable Children’s Book Discussions, where I hear they are a little way into the fiction discussion. They meet every day of the conference, Friday through Monday, and their meetings are open. I stopped in Friday afternoon, as soon as I arrived, as my favorite part of conference is browsing their side table, ladden with all of the books they’re discussion. Here you see just a very small portion of it. At these discussions, with the audience whispering or texting their own opinions, I’m always reminded of how many truly exceptional books there are each year, for all kinds of readers. Among them is one Newbery winner, this year, now sealed and delivered. See you all tomorrow morning.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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