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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hey Ma! Finally something MTV Books related to blog about!

You know how I've lamented that I never have anything about my MTV Books to blog about?   Well, I finally do and it's a doozy!  I found out last week that Adiós to My Old Life, AKA, my Little Book That Could, was nominated for YALSA's 2009 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults in the Fame and Fortune category.  

This is what the letter said:

The Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Committee is to prepare annually one to five annotated lists of at least 10 recommended titles, widely available in paperback and selected from popular genres, topics, or themes.  The purpose of this list is to encourage young adults to read for pleasure.

Dude... how cool is THAT?  And the fact that it's a YALSA list?  Even cooler.  (YALSA is the Young Adult Library Services Association, a part of the larger American Library Association.)  

Librarians rock.  Whoever nominated Adiós rocks.  Anyone who's read and enjoyed Adiós most assuredly rocks.

Can you tell I'm just a little giddy about this?


Stephanie Kuehnert said...

You should be giddy! It's a much deserved honor! go Barb!!!

jennifer echols said...

Congratulations sweetie!!!

Jenny said...

That's wonderful, enjoy the spotlight! And thank god for librarians!

Kelly Parra said...

That is sooo cool, Barb!! Congrats!!!