2012 ALA Round-Up

For those suffering from ALA withdrawal — or envy! — here’s the Horn Book’s take on this year’s events. For even more, check out the July/August 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

Gantos Norvelt cake 2012 ALA Round Up

Photo (and cake): Mary Wong

Roger Sutton’s Live Five interviews and blog posts about them—videos coming soon! (We’ll let you know when they’re up.)

Profile of Newbery Award winner Jack Gantos by editor Wesley Adams.

Profile of Caldecott Award winner Chris Raschka by his wife Lydie Raschka.

Ashley Bryan’s 2012 Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement acceptance speech.

Kadir Nelson’s Coretta Scott King Author Award acceptance speech and profile of Kadir by publisher Donna Bray.

Shane W. Evans’s Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award acceptance speech and profile of Shane by his friend, actor Taye Diggs.

My Favorite Newbery/Caldecott Matching Game: Medalists reveal their choices.

The Search for Distinguished: K. T. Horning revives a decades-old Newbery debate.

2012 Mind the Gap Awards: The books that didn’t win.

Caldecott 2012: “everything…which is yes” by Joanna Rudge Long.

Newbery 2012: “The Year in Words” by Nina Lindsay.





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Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is senior editor of The Horn Book Magazine and online content editor for The Horn Book, Inc. She is a current member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.

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