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Please Accept Your (Virtual) Newbery

This time of year, my thoughts turn to ALA Annual. Seeing pals. Learning. Attending the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet.

So as Youth Media Award winners have been starting to share their at-home award unboxing . . .

. . . it finally, really hit me that (due to the COVID-19 cancellation) in-person ALA won’t be happening this year.

But I was happy to learn that there will be some (virtual) pomp and circumstance for the award winners after all.

On June 28 (what would have been the day of the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet) ALA is presenting The ALA Book Award Celebration. It’s a “free all-day virtual event celebrating the winners of several of its major book awards.”

Here’s the schedule:

Glad to see it’s taking place and I’ll be tuning in.

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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.