Yesterday, Wednesday, January 11th, the 2017 Mock Printz Workshop was held at the South Huntington Public Library. Over fifty librarians from both Nassau and Suffolk County came together to form one Long Island in the name of Young Adult Literary Excellence! The day began with a review of the purpose and criteria of the Michael L. Printz Award, and was then followed by incredible thoughtful introductions of the eight titles pictured above by librarians from both counties. They were as follows:
The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz introduced by Jan from Longwood
The Lie Tree Frances Hardinge introduced by Donna from Nassau BOCES
March: Book 3 by John Lewis introduced by Laura from Garden City
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina introduced by Natalie from Farmingdale
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys introduced by Janice from Manhasset
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley introduced by Derek from SCLS
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicole Yoon introduced by Caitlin Sempowich from Cold Spring Harbor
The Serpent King Jeff Zentner introduced by Brian Schwartz from Patchogue-Medford
After the introductions were made two groups were formed for an hour and a half of discussions of the books and whether or not they were Printz worthy. These groups were courageously led by James from Huntington, Christine from Hampton Bays, and Sharon, Meghan, and Pam from Syosset.
Following the discussions voting commenced and the winner was announced!
The 2017 Mock Printz winner is...
along with our winner three honor books were named:
Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday's workshop especially Jen and the staff at South Huntington for hosting us, all the librarians who introduced titles, and of course our discussion leaders. Be sure to tune into the live stream of the Youth Media Awards Monday, January 23rd at 8AM to see who the real winners will be. You can go here for more information on the broadcast: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/booklovers/youth-media-awards.