Monday, February 19, 2018

Nonfiction sightings at #alamw18

One more post about ALA.

I returned home a week ago, Monday, from Denver. For some reason, I felt this conference was the best one since I started attending back in 2005.  Everything just clicked. I so enjoyed being present at events organized by Holiday House, Chronicle Books, HarperCollins, MacMillan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and our friends at Boyds Mill Press. I went to sessions hosted by USBBY, ALSC, YALSA and a few on the topic of the Future of Libraries. All were excellent. Because my committee obligations were minimal compared to what is expected being on a book award committee, I had the luxury of spending quite a bit of time at the Exhibit Hall investigating what nonfiction is coming out in 2018. 
If you did not see the post about the Youth Media Awards winners, click here to see the list. Congratulations to all who worked so hard all year reading and evaluating the hundreds of titles. (Check out the Newbery winners)

Here are some of the new titles spotted at #alamw18

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree by Sally M. Walker 
Henry Holt

Dog Days of History: the Incredible Story of Our Best Friends by Sarah Albee
National Geographic

Hawk Rising by Maria Gianferrari
Roaring Brook Press

March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine by Melba Pattillo Beals
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British Out of Boston and Launched a Revolution by Roxane Orgill

Terrific Tongues!  by Maria Gianferrari
Boyds Mill Press

Happy reading,