2011 ALA Youth Media Award emcees holding this year's winning titles.
from left to right: Kimberly Patton, YALSA president, Julie Corsaro, ALSC president,
Roberta Stevens, ALA president; Chrystal Carr Jeter, Chair, Coretta Scott King Task Force;
and Lucia Gonzalez, president REFORMA
Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media. The award announcements are made as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting, held in 2011 at the San Diego Convention Center from January 7 to 11.
The American Library Association (ALA) will provided a free live Webcast of its Youth Media Awards. More than 10,000 online visitors viewed the Webcast the morning of the announcements. Those interested in viewing an encore presentation please visit http://alawebcast.unikron.com/__view2011.php? .