|Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School Library||
The American Library Association Youth Media Awards are the most prestigious and best known awards given to the creators of literature for young people. The highest of these honors today went to The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, which won the Newbery Medal; and This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen, which won the Caldecott Medal. A complete list of the awards can be found at the website of the American Library Association. Congratulations to the outstanding authors, illustrators, publishers, and producers of audio and visual content who were honored today.
Barbara Siegemund-Broka, library media specialist, maintains this blog to inform Pennekamp students and families about library news and related content. Any opinions expressed here are solely her own.
What's Ms. Barbara reading?
Ban This Book, by Alan Gratz
Jinny had read about ballerinas, girls who could spin on their toes. She’d read about pyramids, triangles of stone, with dead people buried inside them. That pyramid book had made everything sound true, but it was hard to imagine pyramids being real. Why would anyone go to the trouble of building with stone, only to place a dead body inside it? That seemed crazy.
Jinny had also read about wars, unicorns, and something called chocolate, but she couldn’t even begin to picture any of those things. Was there really a world out there of stone triangles filled with dead bodies and girls spinning on their toes? In books, there were giant metal boxes with wings that soared through the sky, carrying people. Surely that couldn’t be true. Just thinking about it brought the tightness back to Jinny’s belly. And a funny tingle to her scalp. She shivered it away.
--from Orphan Island, by Laurel Snyder