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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?
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, by Mark Twain and Philip Stead
"There are so many things we don’t know, that we can’t possibly account for, but that’s kind of how life works. It might not seem that way yet, when you’ve had people telling you what to do and where to be all your life, but the reality is, when you make your own decisions, you never really know where they’ll lead, or what will come next. All you can do is make choices and move forward. And actually, what ends up happening is, the more you learn, the more you realize you still have to learn."
--from Last Day on Mars, by Kevin Emerson