CNN features the Youth Media Awards

CNN extensively covered the Youth Media Awards, recently held in Philadelphia as part of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits.

On Jan. 28, Ashley Strickland wrote about the award winners. The story was accompanied by photos of the covers of the award-winning books.

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In the article, she wrote, “The awards announced Monday recognize children’s and young adult authors, illustrators and media producers. The winning list guides parents, teachers and libraries, and the books typically remain in print and on store and library shelves for years to come.”

The YMA in general received extensive coverage, including profiles of individual winners, such as Theodore Taylor III, who was awarded the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award by the American Library Association for his artwork in “When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop.” Taylor was profiled on NPR in New Orleans.

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And Brian Floca, winner of the Caldecott Medal for “Locomotive,” was featured in an article in Publishers Weekly.

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