Another day, another set of books to talk about for inclusion on the 2007 Quick Picks List. Discussion was passionate and good natured. We are moving through these nominations in good time.

A quick tour of the exhibits yielded too many books to carry confortably. I hope that I can fit them all in my bag to take home to readers.

Tomorrow morning is the big press conference. I hope all YALSA members will be tuned in to hear about the awards via the web cast. I noticed that, once again, the YALSA awards are being ignored by the TODAY show. Begin writing now to NBC to decry their lack of interest in awards that could very well help leave fewer children behind!

Posted by Teri Lesesne

About Teri Lesesne

I am a professor of YA lit in the department of library science at SHSU in Texas. I am an active YALSA member, an author of two professional books, a blogger, and a grandmother of 6. I am on the Printz 2010 Committee and the YALS Editorial Board currently. I have also served on the QP, Edwards, and Odyssey Committees.

One Thought on “Quick Picks Part Deux

  1. I had the opportunity to sit in on the Quick Picks Committee. I was so impressed with the committee’s work with teens. What a wonderful opportunity to connect teens with books! Committee members admitted that they had a number of reluctant readers, no longer so reluctant. They also talked about how avid readers were leading reluctant readers to books. Great work!

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