ALA Midwinter 2016 Photo Gallery

Snapshots from the festivities during this year's Midwinter Meeting in Boston.
Snapshots from the festivities at the 2016 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Boston. ALA_Gene_Yang_Video_msg

A still from National Ambassador of Young People's Literature Gene Yang's video message, which kicked off the Youth Media Awards announcements. Photos by Luann Toth and Christina Vercelletto unless otherwise noted.


ALA officials and committee members display some YMA award winning-books and honorees. L to R: Candice Mack, YALSA president; Andrew Medlar, ALSC president; Sari Feldman, ALA president; Pauletta Bracy, chair of the Coretta Scott King Award committee; and Beatriz Guevara, president of REFORMA.

  Newbery Committee Chair Ernie Cox (left) with SLJ Reviews Editor Kiera Parrott.

Newbery Committee chair Ernie Cox (left) with SLJ Reviews Editor Kiera Parrott after the announcements.


On display at the Penguin Young Readers booth (L. to R): Schneider Award winner "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt; Morris finalist "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" by Stephanie Oakes; Newbery Medal winner "Last Stop on Market Street" by Matt de la Peña; Newbery honor book "The War that Saved My Life" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley; and Sibert honor book "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom" by Linda Blackmon Lowery.


Latina librarians celebrate "Last Stop on Market Street"'s win: L to r: Shelley Diaz, SLJ reviews senior editor; Lettycia Terrones, education librarian, California State University, Fullerton; Sujei Lugo, children's librarian, Boston University; Celia Perez, instruction librarian/library department chair, Harold Washington College, Chicago.


Artist Hervé Tullet.


More YMA celebrated books at the HarperCollins Children's booth: Caldecott honor book "Waiting" by Kevin Henkes; Coretta Scott King Author Award winner "Gone Crazy in Alabama" by  Rita Williams-Garcia; William C. Morris Award winner "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli; and Printz winner "Bone Gap" by Laura Ruby.

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Pat Scales, SLJ columnist and recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s 2016 Distinguished Service Award.

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The Geisel Award committee. From upper left: Misti Dawn Tidman, A. Charlene McKenzie, Jenna Friebel, Amy Seto Forrester, Amanda Foulk (Chair), Katya Schapiro. Photo by Sharon McQueen


Physics professor, musician, and author of The Jazz of Physics (Basic Books, 2016) Stephon Alexander entertains the crowd during his presentation.


YALSA's 2015–2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee: Rachel Fryd, Free Library of Philadelphia, PA; Kefira Philippe, Nichols Middle School, Evanston, IL; Marney (Marina) Welmers, Tucson, AZ, retired middle school librarian, Tortolita Middle School, Marans USD; Elizabeth Bast, Starbuck Middle School, Racine, WI; Whitney Winn, King County Library System, Auburn, WA; Adele Lamphier, Toronto Public Library, Ontario, Canada; Julia Casas, Los Angeles Public Library; Shelley M. Diaz, SLJ reviews senior editor; Edwin Rodarte, Los Angeles Public Library; Kelly Trowbridge, Union County Public Library, Monroe, NC; Thea Hashagen, Chair, San Francisco; Jessi Schulte-Honstad, Senior Library Manager, Washington County Library, MN; Laurie Bartz, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, WI; Audrey Sumser, Kent State University Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, OH; Sandy Craft, Upper Division Librarian, Casady School, Oklahoma City, OK; C. Ellen Wickham, Raytown South High School, Raytown, MO.

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infoDOCKET columnist Gary Price mingles with Jawas at the Boopsie booth.


Little, Brown Books for Young Readers celebrates Jerry Pinkney (winner of the Wilder Award and the CSK-Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award) and Sophie Blackall, Caldecott winner.


"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author Jeff Kinney (right) at the bookstore he owns, An Unlikely Story, in Plainville, MA, with SLJ contributing editor Rocco Staino.


Amanda Feifer, author of Ferment Your Vegetables: A Fun and Flavorful Guide to Making Your Own Pickles, Kimchi, Kraut, and More (Fair Winds, 2015) demonstrates the hows and whys of learning to love kvass.


This drawing, found on a whiteboard in a little-traveled corner of the convention center, says it all.

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