Midwinter Meeting

ALA Council approves new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Council, at a Tuesday session during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits, approved the new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.

The award, which ALA intends to present at its Annual Conference in Las Vegas, recognizes a librarian who “has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact.” It will be given annually to a deserving librarian. If a suitable candidate is not found, the award will not be presented that year.

Yuyi Morales y Meg Medina ganan premios Pura Belpré

FILADELFIA — Yuyi Morales, ilustradora de “Niño Wrestles the World” y Meg Medina, autora de  “Yaqui Delgado Wantsto Kick Your Ass,” fueron seleccionadas como las ganadoras del Premio por Ilustración Pura Belpré 2014, y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2014 respectivamente. La distinción rinde homenaje a los escritores e ilustradores hispanos cuyas obras constituyen el mejor reflejo, afirmación y celebración de la experiencia cultural hispana en la literatura infantil.

2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits — Thousands of attendees engaged in conversation

PHILADELPHIA Productive conversations, sessions, problem-solving and networking throughout the Pennsylvania Convention Center and other venues at more than 1,800 meetings and events gave the 12,189 librarians, library workers and library supporters (including 3,796 exhibitors) at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia, January 24-28, a special sense of accomplishment for having braved — and beaten — some fierce winter weather to get there.  With a focus on “The conversation starts here . .

2014 Amelia Bloomer List highlights feminist books for young readers

PHILADELPHIA — The Amelia Bloomer Project, a product of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s (SRRT) Feminist Taskforce, announced the 2014 Amelia Bloomer List at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, held Jan. 24-28, 2014.

The bibliography consists of well written and illustrated books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old. This year’s list includes titles published between July 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2013.

2014 Over the Rainbow list recognizes quality GLBT fiction and non-fiction titles

PHILADELPHIA — The 2014 Over the Rainbow Project book list, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

2014 Stonewall Book Awards announced

PHILADELPHIA — The 2014 Stonewall Book Awards were announced yesterday and today by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

Sloin, Duron and McConnell win Stonewall Book Awards for Adult Literature, Non-Fiction

PHILADELPHIA—Hilary Sloin, author of “Art on Fire,” Lori Duron, author of “Raising my Rainbow,” and David McConnell, author of “American Honor Killings” are the 2014 winners of the Stonewall Book Awards, the oldest award honoring books of exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.

'The Nazi Hunters' wins 2014 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

PHILADELPHIA — “The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi” written by Philadelphia author, Neal Bascomb, published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., has been named the 2014 winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books for teens. The award was presented today by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, held Jan.24 – 28 in Philadelphia.

Kate DiCamillo, Brian Floca win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

PHILADELPHIA — Kate DiCamillo, author of “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” and Brian Floca, illustrator of “Locomotive,” are the 2014 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Greg Pizzoli wins Geisel Award for 'The Watermelon Seed'

PHILADELPHIA — Author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli is the 2014 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “The Watermelon Seed” published by Disney Hyperion Books – An Imprint of Disney Book Group. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 24 – 28 in Philadelphia.

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