The 2015 Youth Media Awards: A Crossover Year for Diversity

From School Library Journal:

The announcement of the Youth Media Awards—the “Oscars” of children’s and young adult (YA) literature—is always a high point of the year. There are usually plenty of gasps and hurrahs, and a standing ovation or two at the press conference, held annually at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting. But something ticked up a notch on February 2, 2015. When I tried to explain it, I found myself breaking into tears. I was not alone. The emotional response that day, while focusing on different aspects of the award outcomes, seemed to stem from a single current. What was it?

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