Books on Film: 2012 Newbery & Caldecott Speeches
While the Newbery and Caldecott awards are announced in winter (January, usually), the recipients don’t get their medals and deliver their acceptance speeches until the ALA Annual Convention in summer (June, typically).
In the past, if you weren’t in the room for the speeches, there was no way to see them. Sure, you could read the text afterward printed in Children and Libraries and Horn Book Magazine, but video? Nothin’.
No longer, it appears, as the ALSC recently posted the 2012 Newbery and Caldecott speeches (from Jack Gantos and Chris Raschka, respectively) online. This is great, because Jack Gantos gave one of the craziest on record.
(Thanks to Bookmoot for the link)
Filed under: Books on Film, News
About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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