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YALSA NonFiction Award Update

An update on the YALSA NonFiction Award for all of you who are planning on attending Midwinter!

From the YALSA Wiki: “Monday, January 23. Morris & Nonfiction Award Program & Presentation from 10:30 AM to noon. Come to this free event and help YALSA celebrate the 2012 honorees and winners for the Morris Award and YA Nonfiction Award! Enjoy coffee, tea and danish and listen to the winners and finalists speak about their honored titles. After the speeches, mingle with the authors and pick up free copies of their books. The Morris finalists and Nonfiction finalists will be announced the first week of December.”

This year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting is at Dallas, Texas, from January 20 to 24. So, if you’re attending ALA meetings during Midwinter, please come by for this joint program and presentation!

About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is


  1. This is an improvement, but I still think they should make these awards part of the Printz ceremony. Make all the YALSA awards a single event like the CSK breakfast, and do it all at Annual. Getting nominees to Midwinter on a month’s notice is never going to be a happy thing.