The American Library Association (ALA) will provide a free live Webcast of its national announcement of the top books, video, and audiobooks for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, King, Newbery, and Printz awards—on Jan. 14 at 7:45 a.m., eastern time.
The Webcast will appear live online at www.unikron.com/clients/ala-webcast-2008. The ALA recommends bookmarking and using this url, in place of the ALA home page, for this event. The number of Webcast connections will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The award winners will be posted on the ALA Web site (www.ala.org) at 10:30 a.m., eastern time.
The Awards to be announced on Jan. 14 include:
--Alex Awards for the best adult books that appeal to a teen audience.
--Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video.
--Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of books for children and young adults that reflect the best in artistic and literary expression of the Black experience in a pluralistic society.
--John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature.
--Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.
--May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children’s literature who presents a lecture at a winning host site.
--Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.
--Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book translated from a foreign language in a foreign country and subsequently published in English in the United States.
--Odyssey Award for excellence in audiobook production for youth.
--Pura Belpre Award recognizing a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
--Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
--Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children.
--Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.
--Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished book for beginning readers.