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.
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!