Mock Printz 2020

Thursday, January 16th was the annual Mock Printz Workshop with Nassau and Suffolk Libraries. Many Teen/Young Adult Librarians, including members of the YASD board were in attendance. This year was Nassau’s turn to host and the event took place at the beautiful Farmingdale Public Library.

“The Michael L. Printz Award recognizes the best titles in young adult literature in a given calendar year.” (source) To find out more about the award please click here.

This year’s nominees were:

  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Lovely War by Julie Berry
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
  • Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Rigby
  • Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Five of these years nominees were introduced by Nassau Librarians, each making the case for why that book should be selected the winner. They were:

  • Kaye of Mineola Library introduced Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up
  • Pam of Syosset Library introduced On the Come Up
  • Amanda of Uniondale Library introduced Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All
  • James of Uniondale Library introduced Pet
  • Syntychia of Uniondale Library introduced With the Fire on High

Valeria of Bellmore Memorial Library Jodi of Levittown Public Library were group leaders this year and led the discussion for four of the titles

After all the titles were discussed, voting took place. The voting procedure involved everyone selecting their top three choices with different point values. One book was the clear winner with 100 points and one title was a clear honor. There were three titles with enough votes as possible honors and during the revote, two or the three were given the honor.

The 2020 Mock Printz Honors are:

The 2020 Mock Printz Winner is:

 

Shout out to
RENEE MCGRATH, MANAGER OF YOUTH SERVICES, NLS
DEREK IVIE, YOUTH SERVICES COORDINATOR, SCLS
for putting together a wonderful Mock Printz Workshop.
Thanks for all that you do!

February 2020 Joint Meeting

The NCLA Young Adult Services Division (YASD) is hosting our annual Joint Meeting with SCLA on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at the Massapequa Public Library’s Bar Harbour building. We will be having a panel of public and school librarians and a public school teacher to discuss how to best serve our teens with special needs.

Please click here to print out the registration form.

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Links of the Month

 

A selection of links to articles, book-lists and more that were tweeted during the month of December

Every month you will find a collection of selected links here on the blog in case you missed seeing them on Facebook and/or Twitter or would just like an easy way to find them.

Articles & Videos:

Awards:

Book-lists:

Crafts & Programming:

YASD December Brunch and Installation of Officers

YASD’s final event of 2019 was our annual December Brunch and Installation of Officers. This year Syosset Public Library, home to 2019 President Janice Cosenza, hosted the event.

Two awards for Excellence in Programming were given out at the brunch, as there were no submissions for the third award. Toni Ann Kaminski of Shelter Rock Library won the award for Most Innovative Program for “So You Want to be an Astronaut”. The award for Teen Display of the Year went to the team from Uniondale Public Library of Syntychia Kendrick-Samuel, Raikya Blackman, Aisha Cooper and James Grzybowski for “Zenobia’s Tresses”. Congratulations to all the winners!

The 2020 Officers were sworn in as well at our brunch. They are Lisa Zuena of Massapequa Bar Harbor as President, Roseann Podias of Freeport as Vice-President/President Elect, and Jennifer McHugh of Wantagh as Treasure. Caroline Lynch of Hewlett-Woodmere is serving the second of her two year term as Secretary.

 

This year we were honored to have award winning and critically acclaimed author Tiffany D. Jackson author of Allegedly, Monday’s Not Coming and Let Me Hear a Rhyme as our guest speaker. Tiffany spoke about her journey to becoming an author as well as the inspiration behind her three books.

IMG-4421Tiffany is a Brooklyn native born to immigrant parents from Jamaica and Trinidad. She knew she wanted to be an author from a young age when she realized she could spell words. She didn’t go to school for writing or English though but instead film, as she was inspired to go into film after seeing Titanic. She also got her degree in Business to make her parents happy. Her first film job was at National Geographic but she went on to work at several networks including BBC where she worked on Doctor Who and Orphan Black. She wrote her debut novel Allegedly at the Grand Army Plaza branch of the Brooklyn Public Library during the week of Hurricane Sandy. 

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YASD would like to give a huge thanks to:

  • Tiffany D. Jackson for being our wonderful guest speaker
  • Syosset Public Library for hosting the event and all staff members who helped
  • Our outgoing President Janice Cosenza for putting together the event
  • All those who attended

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Links of the Month

A selection of links to articles, book-lists and more that were tweeted during the month of November

Every month you will find a collection of selected links here on the blog in case you missed seeing them on Twitter or would just like an easy way to find them.

Articles & Videos:

Awards:

Book-lists:

Crafts & Programming:

Links of the Month

A selection of links to articles, book-lists and more that were tweeted during the month of October

Every month you will find a collection of selected links here on the blog in case you missed seeing them on Twitter or would just like an easy way to find them.

Articles & Videos:

Book Awards:

Book-lists:

Crafts & Programming

  • None this month

Tiffany D. Jackson will be at this year’s YASD December Brunch

Critically Acclaimed and Award-winning author

Tiffany D. Jackson

will be our guest speaker at this year’s December Brunch on December 5th.

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Brooklyn native Tiffany Jackson is the 2019 winner of the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award for New Talent. She has three published books through the Katherine Teagan imprint at HarperCollins. In addition to writing, Jackson works as a freelance TV Production Manager/Line Producer

30037870._SY475_Jackson’s debut novel Allegedly earned her star reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. The book was a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Youth / Teens nominee. It was also named one of  YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults in 2018.

 

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35068534Her sophomore novel Monday’s Not Coming was a 2019 Walter Dean Myers Honor Book. The book earned star reviews from Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. With this title, Jackson once again found her book on YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults.

 

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36285129._SY475_Let Me Hear a Rhyme is Jackson’s most recent novel. It received star reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly. Jason Reynolds also selected this title as his pick for Best Fall 2019 Books during The Today Show’s “12 best new books for fall 2019” segment on October 28, 2019.

 

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For more on Tiffany D. Jackson, you can visit her website, follow her on Twitter, or check out her Instagram.

Join us on December 5th from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm to hear this amazing author speak and for a chance to win a signed copy of one of her books.

Access the flyer to print and send along with payment here.