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The 2023 Youth Media Awards and librarian opinions about the Newbery dominated reader attention.

The 2023 Youth Media Awards and opinions about the Newbery dominated reader attention.

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2023 Youth Media Award Winners
The complete list of the winners at the 2023 Youth Media Awards.

‘Freewater’ Wins Newbery Medal; ‘Hot Dog’ Awarded Caldecott; ‘All My Rage’ Earns Printz at the 2023 Youth Media Awards
By Kara Yorio
The Youth Media Awards ceremony returned in person as children's literature celebrated its biggest day, honoring the best titles of the year.

Doug Salati on the Making of ‘Hot Dog,’ 2023 Caldecott Winner | Youth Media Awards
By Kara Yorio
In this story of a little dog stressed out by the sights, sounds, and feelings of the city on a summer day, Salati wanted to share a universal experience of feeling overwhelmed that would resonate with kids.

Testing the Medal: Librarians’ Opinions About the Newbery on its 100th Birthday
By Steven Engelfried and Emily Mroczek-BayciThe Newbery Medal is as popular—and controversial—as ever. Here's what librarians have to say about it.

Are Book Bans a Civil Rights Violation? A Federal Investigation into a Texas District Will Decide
By Kelley R. Taylor
Book bans are often argued to be an infringement of First Amendment rights, but are they also a violation of civil rights? In the case of Granbury (TX) ISD, the ACLU of Texas says yes. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is looking into it.


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