The following stream of consciousness reflects my real time responses while watching the YMAs; I liveblogged through the YALSA portion of the morning. For those seeking actual information, the ALA Press Release is the place to go.
Trying to liveblog here. This might be an Epic Fail, but doing my best!
Lots of good stuff on the Alex list, including Mr. Penumbra, which I started last night on the rec of a teen and am adoring.
Schneider skewed young this year, so I have zero intelligent commentary.
Gone, Gone, Gone: already on my to-read list, jumping up right now.
October Mourning: couldn’t handle it emotionally.
Sparks has a great subtitle! But I’ve never heard of it.
AND ARISTOTLE AND DANTE for the win! Despite having been a little cool on the book, I am super delighted by this! So delighted that I suspect I liked the book better than I realized.
I love Kadir Nelson. I think that might be a professional requirement at this point, actually.
And Bryan Collier!
And Jackie Woodson!
Oh! Yay for No Crystal Stair — a beautiful and unexpected piece of writing.
Hand in Hand is another one I missed. Anyone have thoughts on it?
The MAE surprises me in the best ways every year. Waiting with baited breath…
So perfect! I grew up (well, at least I was still young when I read Alanna the first time…) on Tamora Pierce’s work — and based on the cheers, so did many others! And those are two series I particularly loved. Super cheers!
Morris. I maybe can’t breathe I want this for Seraphina so much.
(edited to add: In case you couldn’t tell, Seraphina did indeed win, and it was the highlight of the YMAs for me)
Nonfiction. Joy is biting her nails… (She’s totally pulling for Titanic.)
I totally called that one — this is THE nonfiction book this year, the one everyone loves as a reader (even Joy).
YAY BETH! I am delighted to see Monstrous Beauty listed for the Odyssey. Ooh, and now I want to see how Fault plays on audio. Oh. This would not have been the audio for me.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for, the Printz! It’s here! Will it be my Printz??
Aristotle and Dante — I did say this was a serious contenda, right?
An honor for CNV. I am… troubled. But I can get over it. At least it got something!
Dodger, making Sophie’s day, and I am always happy with any recognition for Sir Terry.
And hey, there’s the dark horse! The White Bicycle, what?
And… In Darkness. Wow. Well, I’m awfully glad we got to it in time!
Huge kudos to the committee, and super congrats to all of these books! I’m delighted that at least one of my faves, and one of our predictions, medaled!
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