ALA Wrap-Up

January 26th, 2009 • Kate

First, of all, hooray for Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book winning the Newbery Award!! I was really impressed, not just with the award winners, but also with some of honor books, particularly for the Printz Award. Check out the whole list of winners online here.
The conference was, on a whole, (and to quote from a teen reviewer who spoke) “really really really great.” Unfortunately, I came down with a bit of a cold, so I’m going to leave you — just for today — with some thoughts from other bloggers. Enjoy!
The Teen Session at BBYA from the Bowen Press blog
ALA Midwinter 2009 from The Blue Rose Girls blog
Neil Gaiman’s reaction to his win.
And Fuse Number 8’s liveblog of (some of) the awards.
What did you think of the awards?

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2 Responses to “ALA Wrap-Up”

  1. Julia Says:

    I loved reading Neil Gaiman's reaction! (Now I have to read his book! lol)
    I was thrilled that A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C Bunce was awarded the first William C. Morris award. It's a great book – I absolutely loved it!
    Also glad that Saavy by Ingrid Law was a Newbery Honor winner, and that The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie won for audio-book.
    I have a lot to add to my reading list now!

  2. Trish Doller Says:

    I am absolutely THRILLED The Graveyard Book won the Newbery! It's funny, smart, spooky, sweet… just EVERYTHING and I loved it!