ALA Midwinter 2017: Colson Whitehead, Matthew Desmond Win ALA Carnegie Medals

The selections were announced on Sunday, January 22, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, with an official award ceremony to come this summer, at the ALA annual conference, set for Chicago. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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ALA 2017: Colson Whitehead, Matthew Desmond Honored with Carnegie Medals

At a June 24 reception at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Matthew Desmond and Colson Whitehead accepted their Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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James McBride, Rebecca Giggs Win ALA's 2021 Carnegie Medals

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ALA Midwinter 2017: Could ESSA Spark a School Library Renaissance?

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ALA Midwinter 2017: Librarians Ponder the Future Under Trump

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