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Friday, October 26 • 9:30am - 10:15am
Under the Radar: The "Other" Youth Book Awards Worth Watching

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The Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz are long-standing youth book awards followed closely by youth literature enthusiasts. But what about the “other” awards that warrant attention: the Walter, AILA, Jane Addams, Morris, APALA, and others? Presenters will discuss lesser-known awards that recognize and promote diversity, social justice, and new voices in youth publishing. They will also share advice for those interested in serving on media award committees. Participants will be encouraged to share their favorite “under the radar” awards and best books lists for children and teens. You may view our presentation at this link: https://bit.ly/2AuA3lE

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Heidi Hammond

Associate Professor, St. Catherine University MLIS Program
After serving as a school librarian for 23 years, Heidi Hammond now coordinates the school library media specialist portion of the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University. She has served on several book award committees: the Randolph Caldecott Award for ALSC, the Margaret A. Edwards... Read More →
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Gail Nordstrom

Public Library Consultant, Viking Library System
Gail Nordstrom is the Public Library Consultant for Viking Library System, based in Fergus Falls. She is passionate about great books for children and teens and has served on the Newbery, Caldecott, and Sibert Award Committees, administered by the Association for Library Service to... Read More →
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Heather Palmer

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am a Media Specialist and former Chair of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award Committee. I am passionate about service-learning, peace education and technology.

Friday October 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
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