I'm back from #ALAMW18 held in Denver, Colorado. It was an exciting adventure. In case you missed it, on Monday, February 12, the 2018 Youth Media Awards were announced at ALA's Midwinter meeting. I was thrilled with the titles chosen by the 2018 Robert F. Sibert Award Committee. I can't believe I left off my best list Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner. It is an excellent book. I will be so happy when Cathy returns! (It should be soon) Two heads are always better than one.
I want to give a huge thank you to all the individuals on all the book award committees. They spend all their free time for a whole year reading and taking copious notes on hundreds and hundreds of books. (It's true!) Their dedication to the process is greatly appreciated.
The 2018 Sibert Honor Books
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee; illustrated by Man One
Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability
written by Shane Burcaw; illustrated by Matt Carr
Sea Otter Heroes: the Predators That Saved an Ecosystem
written by Patricia Newman
And...the winner is...
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961