Sounds like a law firm, doesn’t it?
I’m going to mention the Schneider Award for one reason and one reason only: The winner of the middle school category is Tracie Vaughn Zimmer for Reaching for Sun. The announcement of this book was heralded by some definite whoops in the audience.
The Coretta Scott King author award goes to no big surprise here Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis. I didn’t like this book when I started it, but it definitely picked up and got me totally on board with the genius of this book. The Coretta Scott King illustrator award goes to I called it, people Let It Shine, by Ashley Bryan. Yeah!
The Printz Honor Awards go to Dreamquake, by Elizabeth Knox; One Whole and Perfect Day, by Judith Clarke; Repossessed, by A.M. Jenkins; Your Own, Sylvia, by Stephanie Hemphill. Didn’t read any of them. Oops. The Printz Award goes to The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean. Read it and loved it.
The Sibert Award for informational books for children goes to The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, by Peter Sis.
In a definite surprise for me, the Carnegie Award for video for children goes to... the Disney Channel movie Jump In, starring Corbin Bleu.
Really? Seriously? Jump In? Disney Channel? The kid from High School Musical? Okay... whatever.