WHAT: Mock Printz Debate and Discussion
WHERE: LREI – Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School
40 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014
WHEN: Sunday, January 19, 2013
11:30 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch (catered by Dig Inn Seasonal Market)
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm Debate & Discussion
Registration is now open here.
Once again, this event is open to all HVLA members and their colleagues, so feel free to pass this invite along to your non-HVLA friends and associates. We only ask that participants come prepared for in-depth discussion of our short-listed titles!
YOUR votes determined this year’s short list:
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Winger by Andrew Smith
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
September Girls by Bennett Madison
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Black Helicopters by Blythe Woolston
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
Before our main debate, we’ll narrow down the list to 10 titles so we can have a thorough and deep discussion about each book. Last year the titles knocked off the list first were those with the lowest readership, so we encourage you to respond to the readership poll in the registration form so we have a snapshot before the event.
For debate we’ll be using the same criteria as the Real Printz Committee. You can review those policies and procedures at ALA’s website for the Printz Award.
We had a fabulous time last year and we’re really looking forward another day of great book discussion!
P.S.: Don’t forget to register by January 16th!