Feb. 3rd, 2015

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I have nothing but contented feelings toward this year's Youth Media Awards. It's a gut reaction I couldn't actually pinpoint, but I'm just pleased. Someone online pointed out that it's a very kid-friendly bunch of honorees this year: not just award-bait that teachers will push on kids for decades, but books kids will willingly scoop up on their own. Someone else pointed out how diverse in the #WeNeedDiverseBooks sense the winners are, but me in my privileged place HAD to have that pointed out to me, because everything and everyone is so clearly there on their own merit, which just makes non-diverse award lineups-- like the Oscar noms-- suddenly look like "Oh, yeah. That IS weirdly whitewashed in comparison to what could be." So perhaps these are factors that affect my gut satisfaction, but whatever the factors are, they're just all mixed in to make a general soup of "Oh, I like this!"

Which isn't to say I can't find anything more specific to say about the full list, which I will put under a cut for posterity's sake:
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