Wahoo! Valerie, the leader of the Mock Printz Book Club at our library, has won the 2009 YALSA MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens! Many of us know Valerie from the library and plan to “graduate” to her Mock Printz club when our Mock Newbery days are over. This award is a great big, and much deserved honor. Find out more about why she won the award from the ALA website. Congratulations Valerie!
To find out more about the Eva Perry Library Mock Printz Book Club, check out their blog.
For those of you interested in acronyms, MAE is Margaret A. Edwards, a pioneering young adult librarian. YALSA is the Young Adult Library Services Association. It is a sub-unit of the ALA, or American Library Association.