RAR #223: The Books That Won (And a Few That Should Have)

Read-Aloud Revival ®

Mar 2 2023 • 45 mins

Every year, the Read-Aloud Revival team watches the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards together. This is the award show where the medals that are considered the most prestigious in children’s publishing are given.

Today I’m joined by Kortney Garrison, our Community Director, Kara Anderson, our Creative Director, and Harmony Harkema, or brand new Managing Editor at both Read-Aloud Revival and Waxwing Books.

We are going to talk about the winners that were announced on January 30, 2023. We’ll talk about the books we were delighted to see honored, as well as some books that we think should have been honored.

And you know we have opinions about that. ;)

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • The impact the awards can have for authors and illustrators
  • The announcements that made us cheer
  • The book gems that didn’t make the list and why we love them

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