March 21, 2018

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Scenes from the 2017 Youth Media Awards | ALA Midwinter 2017

From the Youth Media Awards to the Women’s March, the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, GA, was packed with thoughtful discussions on the future of librarianship and children’s literature—and a bit of fun, too. Check out a few highlights from the show snapped by SLJ editors.

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Representative John Lewis signs copies of "March" at ALA on Sunday, January 22nd.
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Representative John Lewis chats with librarians while signing the boxed set of "March," written with Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell.
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Librarians prepare for the Women's March with a poster-making session.
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Kwame Alexander, speaker at the ALA President's Program, enchanted attendees at the Sidney Marcus auditorium on Sunday.
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A packed house at the Scholastic author reading, which featured Gordon Korman, Natasha Tarpley, Madelyn Rosenberg, and Wendy Shang.
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Lisa Von Drasek, curator at the University of Minnesota’s Children's Literature Research Collections, anticipates the Youth Media Awards announcements.
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Eager audience members anticipate the start of the YMA ceremony.
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Pauletta Brown Bracy, chair of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee, kicks off the YMAs.
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Rudine Sims Bishop, winner of the Coretta Scott King Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledges a standing ovation at the YMAs 2017.
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And we're off! A lively, happy crowd at the YMAs 2017.
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The Laura Ingalls Wilder committee: Starr Latronica, chair; Julie Corsaro, Robin Gibson, and Luann Toth (missing: Virginia Walter). The committee selected Nikki Grimes for the honor.
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The Wilder committee places the medal on Nikki Grimes's latest book, One Last Word (Bloomsbury, Jan. 2017).
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Little, Brown celebrated its third Caldecott in three years with a display of the publisher's winners at the booth.
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A close-up look at art created by Javaka Steptoe for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, winner of the 2017 Caldecott.
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More art created by Javaka Steptoe for Radiant Child from SLJ's recent interview with Steptoe.
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Della Farrell is an Assistant Editor at School Library Journal and Editor of Series Made Simple