American Library Association Announces Youth Multimedia Awards
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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES YOUTH MULTIMEDIA AWARDS
CCISD Director of Library & Media Services Sits on Panel
League City -- The American Library Association (ALA) announced Monday, January 10, 2011, the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, Printz and Sibert awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.
Ty Burns, CCISD’s Director of Library and Media Services, was honored to be elected to serve on the committee that selected the recipient of the Robert F. Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book for children. “Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot,” written by Sy Montgomery, is the 2011 Sibert Award winner. The book features photographs by Nic Bishop and is published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. “The outstanding photography as well as the heartbreaking story of the kakapo parrot won makes this an amazing read for all ages,” says Burns.
Two Sibert Honor Books were also named: “Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring,” written by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Brian Floca, a Neal Porter Book, published by Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing; “Lafayette and the American Revolution,” written by Russell Freedman and published by Holiday House.
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature was awarded to “Moon over Manifest,” written by Clare Vanderpool, while the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children was awarded to “A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” illustrated by Erin E. Stead.
For a complete list of all the award winners please visit: www.ala.org