I need to get something off my chest.
Yesterday the American Library Association presented their 2012 Youth Media Award winners. These awards honor children’s and young adult authors, illustrators and producers of children’s audio and video materials. These awards include: the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, John Newbery Medal, Michael Printz Award, Randolph Caldecott Medal, Schneider Family Book Awards and 13 other distinguished awards for youth literature.
These awards are recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent and serve as a guide for parents, educators, librarians and those interested in providing youth with the very best reading and viewing materials.
I wasn’t able to watch the live feed, so I went to my computer to search for the winners, and after some diligent searching, was only able to find the list on a few sites.
Why aren’t we shouting this from the rooftops?
I find it sad that my browser offered me posts on “6 Delightful Island Escapes” and “Easy Delicious Dinner Recipes,” but they could not list the top children’s books? I am more likely to buy the children’s books than go on the delightful island escape and I’d love to know which books are the best before I buy them.
The truth is, I know many people are probably more interested in the other posts and that makes me very sad.
Me, I’ll take the books.
Writing on the Sidewalk