Sunday, March 15, 2015

PEN on the ALA Youth Media Awards

Miranda Paul on the PENAmerica blog has highlighted the diverse nature of the winners of the American Library Association's Youth media awards.  According to Paul the winning books covered non-majority narratives (covering issues typically avoided in children's literature such as race, gender, and sexuality) and included a variety of formats such as graphic novels and novels-in-verse.

For more information on the ALA Youth Media Awards check out Miranda Paul's article on the PENAmerica blog Diversity Within Diversity: 2015 ALA Youth Media Awards "Change the Landscape" of Recognition in Children's Literature and the ALA's press release on the 2015 award winners at

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