To see the final four in our "Meta-Award" project look at the bottom of this post and feel free to join in the fun.
I sang my response: “Someday my Printz will Come.” [Link to http://blogs.slj.com/printzblog/] We spent the next several weeks making our predictions for the Michael L. Printz honorees, wondering whether Challenger Deep or other NBA finalists might nab another medal. We also found other titles that were being discussed by avid followers of the Printz blog that we wanted to try. Once again, we chose to be together as the American Library Association awards were announced in January. [Link to http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz]. Bone Gap, which already displayed a silver NBA seal, was the winner. Hooray!
And now it’s autumn again; another round of literary awards has begun. About a week ago, the National Book Award Long List you read about in Steve’s September 12 post was halved to become the list of books that will sport a silver medal [see the images at the bottom of the blog post]. My high school and college students will be shouting hurrahs or bemoaning the elimination of their favorites; it will all be good. And after November 16, after we’ve probably cried our way through another awards ceremony, I will welcome the query of “What now?” You know the answer, and can sing it to your classes as I sing it to mine. http://blogs.slj.com/theyarn/