[kids-lib] 2009 OYAN Mock Printz winners

SMALLSREED Susan susansm at multcolib.org
Tue Jan 20 11:30:32 PST 2009

Greetings everyone and please forgive any cross-posting.  

Thirty-six adults & teens from across Oregon and Washington gathered at
Multnomah County Library's (MCL) Central Library on Saturday (Jan. 17)
to select a  2009 Mock Printz book.  The official Michael L. Printz
Award is given to the year's best young adult book based solely on
literary merit.  Oregon followed the same criteria and procedures as the
official YALSA committee.  Eleven titles were "nominated" for the Oregon
Mock Printz.  After much discussion and then voting, the 2009 Mock
Printz was awarded to Little Brother by Cory Doctorow.  Honors were
given to both The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E.
Lockhart and My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger.  Thanks to all who
read the books and participated in the thoughtful and often lively
discussions.  Thanks to the OLA's Oregon Young Adult Network (OYAN) and
MCL for their sponsorship of the workshop.  Special thanks to OYAN
Secretary and past Mock Printz organizer, Ruth Allen, for her assistance
in the planning and production of the workshop.  Many thanks also to all
who contributed books for the teen thank-you gifts.  

Be sure to listen in on Jan. 24th to the ALA Youth Media Awards,
beginning at 6:45 a.m. to hear the official Printz Award results.  The
ALA website (www.ala.org/yma) lists a number of ways to be informed
about the winners.  Check in to see whether OYAN guessed correctly!

Susan Smallsreed

Susan J. Smallsreed, MLS
Youth Librarian, Northwest Library & 
Co-Chair-elect, Oregon Young Adult Network
2300 NW Thurman St.
Portland, OR 97210
susansm at multcolib.org

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