The post below is cross posted from the ALSC blog. If you’ve done any mock awards at your library (not just the Printz, though we’re especially excited about that one here at the Hub) please share the results with us!
In just over two weeks, on Monday morning, January 28th, the Youth Media Awards will be announced at #alamw19. Excitedly, we will all hear what wins some of the most prestigious book awards in the world, including the Newbery Award, the Caldecott Award, the Printz Award, the Batchelder Award, and more. As excitement builds, librarians in schools and libraries around the country offer Mock YMA elections to help stimulate and share the reading enthusiasm and excitement. The ALSC Blog collects results from these mock elections and compiles the results on its Mock Elections page.
So far, we’ve received results from state library organizations, public libraries, discussion groups, elementary schools, middle schools, and universities representing a dozen different states and Canada.
Here’s the breakdown of what we’ve received so far:
3 Mock Coretta Scott King Results (1 for author; 2 for illustrator)
2 Mock (Mildred L.) Batchelder Results
What is taking top honors at your library? We’d love to add YOUR results! To submit your mock YMA election results to this page, please use this form.