The final day of ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits Virtual kicked off with the Youth Media Awards and concluded with the First Lady of the United States.
It was a big day for children’s and young adult books and media.
I love that my twitter feed is just FILLED with people writing about @ALALibrary #alayma #alayma21. So many great books! 📚Happy to say that we have many of these in our library right now (& I'm busy creating book lists for ones we don't yet have 😀).
— Maureen Chilinskas (@trmaureen) January 25, 2021
— Julie Dietzel-Glair (@JulieDGWrites) January 25, 2021
We were treated to special performances.
— fashunblylowd, MLS (@fashunblylowd) January 25, 2021
What a privilege to watch @TheAmandaGorman perform a poem and preview her upcoming children's book, "Change Sings", as part of the #ALAMW21 closing session. You're an inspiration, Amanda! pic.twitter.com/9trzLEqQt3
— Stephen Barnes (he/him) (@StephenNotSteve) January 25, 2021
The Closing Session included powerful messages that brought out all the feels.
to hear First Lady Dr. Jill Biden talk about her love of reading and the importance of libraries and literacy – it's like oxygen, my goodness 💖 #ALAMW21
— Courtney Gillette (@courtneyaj) January 25, 2021
— lisa 🧶📚 (@mikkliblisa) January 25, 2021