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What Makes a Good Acceptance Speech?

The 2015 ALA Awards were announced on Monday, February 2nd. After that, the winners will bask in the glow…and contemplate what to say in their speeches. Here’s The Horn Book’s (unsolicited) advice for foolproof acceptance-speech writing.

What Makes a Good award acceptance?

 

From the January/February 2015 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She is a current member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.

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  1. Don’t forget this one: know how to spell NEWBERY!!! So important. So neglected. So sad.

  2. Elissa Gershowitz Elissa Gershowitz says:

    Good one, Leda! 🙂

  3. Therese Bigelow says:

    thow about some new awards. I suggest the best speech that will still make me cry goes to Katherine Paterson for her Bridge to Terabirhia acceptance.
    Other categories most memorable.

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