This year the United States Board on Books (USBBY) has been chosen to sponsor International Children’s Book Day. Artist Ashley Bryan created a fabulous poster featuring Pat Mora’s poem, “Bookjoy! Around the World.” You can download a high quality full-sized poster from the USBBY Website.
The roll call of Printz winners and honor authors is a testament to the fact that YALSA members are no strangers to great international literature for Young Adults. David Almond, Peter Dickinson, Kenneth Oppel, Markus Zusak, Geraldine Mc Caughren and Nick Lake have all been recognized with Printz Awards and honors.
Finally, we are pleased to announce that the USBBY/YALSA co-sponsored session on Saturday, June 29th from 4:30-5:30 at ALA Annual will present Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity, a Printz Honor title listed as one of the USBBY’s 2013 Outstanding International Books.