Monday, January 26, 2009

Ok, but who won the Printz??

The horror! Neil Gaiman's spooky book wins John Newbery Medal
Newbery Medal for Children’s Literature Goes to Neil Gaiman
Author Neil Gaiman Wins Newbery Medal

Ok, ok! Yes, Neil Gaiman won the Newbery. And that's awesome. I'm pretty excited about the choice myself, and even though kids' books aren't so much my thing, I can't help but keep a little on top of it, and it really is a great group this year. But, um, what about the other awards announced this morning? They are so sadly ignored in the news reports—relegated to jumbled lists at the end of articles, like they're the Oscar for set design or something. No one even likes the Newbery anymore, or so I keep hearing.

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