We will begin each discussion as one group to talk about the award winner. After discussing the winner, participants will be placed into breakout rooms to discuss an honor book. You will be assigned an honor book ahead of time. The books and number of breakout rooms will be determined after the announcement of the Youth Media Award winners on January 25, 2021.
Participants in this discussion will earn 2 CE credits.
Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.
Each page on this guide has a message board. Use the message board to discuss the best books of the year, and if you think they are contenders for an award. You may start a discussion about a book, and comment on other discussion posts. Please be sure to sign your name after posting as it will make conversations easier. Posts must adhere to the NYLA Code of Conduct. Any that do not may be removed.