Dewey Decibel Podcast Bonus Episode

Inside the 2018 Youth Media Awards

February 16, 2018

Dewey Decibel Podcast Bonus Episode: Inside the 2018 Youth Media Awards

In this special bonus episode, Dewey Decibel goes behind the scenes at the 2018 Youth Media Awards, held February 12 at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver.

American Libraries Associate Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart joins the award-selection committees as they make phone calls to the winners the morning before the award announcement event. Morehart then talks to the heads of the Coretta Scott King Book Award and Newbery Medal committees to learn more about the award-selection process. Finally, we join the Mock Newbery Club from Oakridge Middle School in Clover, South Carolina, as they watch the award announcements and discuss the winners.

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At the Youth Media Awards, from left: ALA President Jim Neal, Reforma President Tess Tobin, Association of Library Service to Children President Nina Lindsay, Coretta Scott King Chair Claudette McLinn, and Young Adult Library Services Association President Sandra Hughes Hassell display the winning books.

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