November 20, 2017

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Scenes from the American Library Association Annual Meeting | ALA 2014

Scenes from the American Library Association Annual Meeting, from the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet and the Printz Award Ceremony to the Pura Belpré Awards Ceremony and the Ultimate Picture Book Sketch Off. Listen to acceptance speeches for all the awards ceremonies here.

Rainbow Rowell and ???. Photo by Robin Brenner.
Author Rainbow Rowell, left, at the Printz Awards Cermony. Photo by Robin Brenner.
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Authors and 2014 Pura Belpré honoree Matt de la Peña with Pura Belpré committee member Celia Muñoz and Pura Belpré Author Award winner Meg Medina. Photo courtesy of Matt de la Peña.
Oliver Jeffers and Loren Long take part in a draw off.

Oliver Jeffers and Loren Long take part in the Ultimate Picture Book Sketch Off. Photo by Travis Jonker.

Caldecott winner Brian Floca at the Newbery-Caldecott banquet. Photo by Robin Brenner.

Caldecott winner Brian Floca at the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet. Photo by Robin Brenner.

Newbery winner Kate DiCamillo at the Newbery-Caldecott banquet. Photo by Robin Brenner.

Newbery winner Kate DiCamillo at the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet. Photo by Robin Brenner.

LJ Reviews Editor Etta Verma gets a hint of who will be at ALA this year.

Sign bearers at the Las Vegas airport gave a hint of who would be at ALA this year. Photo by Etta Verma.

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A scene from a Mr. Wuffles video at the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet delighted the crowd. Photo by Robin Brenner.

Author Greg Pizzoli takes part in author speed dating.

Author Greg Pizzoli takes part in a high-octane kid lit author “speed dating” event. Photo by Lisa G. Kropp.

Husband and wife duo Dave Ronan and Raina Telgemeier. Photo by Robin Brenner.

Husband and wife duo Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier, author of ‘Sisters.’ Photo by Robin Brenner.

 

ALSC President Starr LaTronica shows off her shoes. Photo by Rocco Staino.

ALSC President Starr LaTronica shows off her shoes. Photo by Rocco Staino.

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Brookline (MA) Public Library teen librarian Robin Brenner (shoe right) shares a fashion moment with ‘Words in the Dust’ author Trent Reedy (shoe left). Photo by Robin Brenner.

Author Holly Black shows off her skeleton shoes. Photo by Rocco Staino.

Author Holly Black wore skeleton sandals. Photo by Rocco Staino.

 

African drummers welcomed breakfast attendees and warmed up the crowd at the Coretta Scott King Awards Ceremony. Credit: Wendy Stephens

African drummers warmed up the crowd at the Coretta Scott King Awards Ceremony. Photo by Wendy Stephens.

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The Coretta Scott King Awards: Rita Williams-Garcia (left); Rep. John Lewis. Photos by Victoria Stapleton.

    Pura Belpré winner Meg Medina meets Kate DiCamillo for the first time. Photo by Sandra Neil Wallace.

Pura Belpré winner Meg Medina meets Kate DiCamillo for the first time. Photo by Sandra Neil Wallace.

Newbery Honor winning author of The Paperboy Vince Vawter

Vince Vawter (left), Newbery Honor-winning author of ‘Paperboy.’ Photo by Rocco Staino.

Representing the University of Tennessee Libraries Diversity Committee at the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair, from left, Sojourna Cunningham, Thura Mack, and Vicki Palmer. Photo by Luann Toth.

Representing the University of Tennessee Libraries Diversity Committee at the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair, from left, Sojourna Cunningham, Thura Mack, and Vicki Palmer. Photo by Luann Toth.

 

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The Printz Awards Committee and honorees, including winner Marcus Sedgwick (center front), author of ‘Midwinterbood.’ Photo by Robin Brenner.

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The 2014 Printz program. Photo by Robin Brenner.

 

At the HarperCollins breakfast, editor Virginia Duncan posed with the cover of author Lynne Rae Perkins's latest book. Photo by Luann Toth.

At the HarperCollins breakfast, editor Virginia Duncan posed with the cover of Lynne Rae Perkins’s latest book. Photo by Luann Toth.

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Neal Porter, Macmillan editor of Yuyi Morales’s ‘Nino Wrestles the World.’ Photo by Luann Toth.

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Scottish author (and teacher) Brian Conaghan with ‘When Mr. Dog Bites,’ his U.S. debut. Photo by Luann Toth.

 

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