FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICAGO, IL — The American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature and media during its Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. ET, Jan. 23, 2017, from Atlanta, Georgia. Libraries, schools and book lovers from around the globe will follow the action live through ALA social media channels and live webcast at http://ala.unikron.com/2017 .
Librarians and library staff are transforming lives by connecting youth with materials that educate, inspire and foster lifelong learning.
Every year the ALA honors books, videos and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Coretta Scott King Book, Caldecott, Newbery and Printz Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Award winners rarely go out of print and stay on library shelves for decades to come.
A complete list of award winners will post to the ALA Youth Media Awards webcast page immediately following the live broadcast. An encore presentation of the 2017 announcements will be available at the same location later in the day.
Fans also can view the results in real-time by following hashtag #alayma.
For more information regarding the 2017 ALA Youth Media Awards, please visit ILoveLibraries.org/yma.
The ALA Youth Media Awards are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting taking place from Jan. 20 -24, from the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. For additional information on the ALA Midwinter Meeting, please visit www.alamidwinter.org.