I am happy to report that the Printz speech videos are on the YALSA web site. Here’s a link to mine. I have not watched it and probably won’t watch it for a while because I will just want to edit it as I keep doing in my sleep. But I hope you enjoy it!
If you click here you can see Libba Bray’s, John Barnes’, Adam Rapp’s, and Rick Yancy’s. They were all so very moving and inspiring. Unfortunately the "famous" (o.k., famous in kidlit circles? famous in nerd circles? famous in my apt?) KISS is just off camera; it happens in Libba’s speech near the beginning.… Read more
Front row, Printz winners: Rick Yancy, honor book winner for THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST (SIMON AND SCHUSTER BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS); Libba Bray, winner for GOING BOVINE (DELACORTE), me, John Barnes honor book winner for TALES OF THE MADMAN UNDERGROUND (VIKING), and, invisible (he had to leave early) ADAM RAPP honor book winner for PUNKZILLA (CANDLEWICK).
THE PRINTZ COMMITTEE: Starting in the second row: JACK MARTIN, CHERYL KARP WARD (CHAIR, SHE OF THE KISSED FEET), SALLY LEAHY, TERI LESESNE, ANN THEIS, PRISCILLE DANDO, CONNIE JO MITCHELL, ANGELA LEEPER, AND
THIRD ROW: JOHN SEXTON.… Read more
Since ALA I’ve slept, eaten, and slept. I think maybe I talked to some people, did some emailing. Not sure. It was one of the best weekends of my life, and I promise I will write about it in more detail and with more panache next week. But for now a couple of photos. First, the Printz people, winners (minus Adam Rapp, who had to leave), and the committee members:
I will reveal all identities next week. But let me just say that the woman in the purple dress just behind Rick Yancy got her feet kissed Saturday night.… Read more