Following the successful collaboration between the Graphic Novels and Comics Roundtable (GNCRT) and the Black Caucus American Library Association (BCALA), the GNCRT and REFORMA are pleased to announce their new Collaboration Core Comics Reading List project. The planned final annotated list will feature high-quality graphic novels that showcase Spanish-speaking and Latino stories and creators.
CHICAGO – The American Library Association is pleased to announce that the ALA Council approved LiteracyNation, Inc. as an affiliate. The action took place Jan. 29 during LibLearnX: The Library Experience in New Orleans. In 2022, the ALA Executive Board vetted the application to ensure LiteracyNation’s mission and bylaws aligned with ALA.
NUEVA ORLEANS — Adriana M. García, ilustradora de “Where Wonder Grows”; Claribel A. Ortega, autora de “Frizzy”; y Vincent Tirado, autore de “Burn Down, Rise Up” fueron seleccionados como ganadores de la edición 2023 de los Premios Pura Belpré al artista de ilustración; al autor de libros para niños; y al autor de libros para adolescentes, respectivamente. El premio rinde homenaje a los escritores e ilustradores Latines cuyas obras reflejan, afirman y celebran la experiencia cultural Latina en la literatura juvenil.
NEW ORLEANS – Adriana M. Garcia, illustrator of “Where Wonder Grows,” Claribel A. Ortega, author of “Frizzy”, and Vincent Tirado, author of “Burn Down, Rise Up” are the 2023 recipients of the Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award, Children's Author Award, and Young Adult Author Award, honoring Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children's books. The awards were announced today during ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience held January 27-30, in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS — The 2023 winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, administered by the Association of Jewish Libraries, an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), were announced today during the ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held January 27-30, in New Orleans.
The Sydney Taylor Book Award is named in memory of the classic “All-of-a-Kind Family” series author Sydney Taylor. The award recognizes titles for children and teens that exemplify high literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.
NEW ORLEANS — The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the 2023 winners of its Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature youth categories today during the ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience held January 27-30, in New Orleans.
The Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature celebrate Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage. The awards are based on literary and artistic merit within three youth categories including Picture Book, Children’s Literature and Youth Literature.
Comic books have always been political. They are both a reflection and a barometer of our times. From the first appearance of Captain America in March 1941 punching the face of Hitler, to recent titles like I am Alfonso Jones and MARCH - titles tackling police brutality and the life story of Congressman John Lewis - comic books have been and continue to be vitally important avenues to visually tell our stories, to share our histories, and to show experiences and multiple perspectives while engaging both sides of our brain.
CHICAGO – Professor and author Imani Perry will deliver the keynote address at the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Philadelphia. The 2020 Celebration will be held from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace II Ballroom.
CHICAGO - American Library Association (ALA) and its professional affiliates, including the American Indian Library Association (AILA), Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), Joint Council of Librarians of Color, Inc. (JCLC, Inc.) and REFORMA: the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, will donate funds to libraries that are on the front lines of defending equity, diversity and inclusion.
CHICAGO – American Library Association (ALA) President Loida Garcia-Febo released the following statement regarding the association’s commitment to providing library professionals with resources that support equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). This statement comes on the heels of two incidents that involved library staff and patrons of color.