Reading the Region 2019-2020: Award -Winning Titles from Around the Region is a poster in the 2020 PNLA Virtual Poster Session. We encourage you to engage in discussion by leaving a comment on the page. The author of the poster will respond to comments the week of August 4-7, 2020.

Presenters:

  • Alaska Julie Niederhauser, Alaska PNLA Representative, Public Library Coordinator, Alaska State Library, Juneau (julie.niederhauser@alaska.gov)
  • Alberta Jocie Wilson, PNLA YRCA Chair, Manager, Collections and Resource Sharing, Yellowhead Regional Library, Spruce Grove (director@llbcl.ca)
  • BC Barbara Weston, Manager of Programming and Community Connections, Coquitlam Public Library (bweston@coqlibrary.ca)
  • Idaho Ellie Dworak, Idaho PNLA Representative, Associate Professor, Scholarly Communications and Data Management Librarian, Albertsons Library, Boise State University (elliedworak@boisestate.edu)
  • Montana Jan Zauha, Past PNLA President, Humanities & Outreach Librarian, Archives & Special Collections, Montana State University, Bozeman (jzauha@montana.edu)
  • Washington Jane Lopez-Santillana, Washington PNLA Representative, Interim Managing Librarian, Oak Harbor Library (JLopez-Santillana@sno-isle.org)
  • Regional Rick Stoddart, PNLA Co-President, Library Assessment Coordinator, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene (ricks@uoregon.edu); Jocie Wilson; & Jan Zauha

Track: Public & School Libraries

Abstract: Overwhelmed by your reading list? Shocked by how minuscule your collections budget is? As readers and as stewards of library collections, we want to spend our book budgets and our time wisely on the very best titles. Join PNLA’s leadership (past and present) to explore award-winning book titles for 2019-2020 from Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. Books for all ages and interests will be reviewed in this program. You’ll come away with a great reading list for yourself and your patrons!

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About the Presenter: Jan Zauha, Humanities & Outreach Librarian in Archives & Special Collections, has been a faculty member at Montana State University for 25 years. Her background is in English Lit and her goal is to increase reading in the community. She has led PNLA’s presentation about regional book awards since 2006.

 

 

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Rick
3 months ago

So many good books!

David Luftig
Reply to  Rick
3 months ago

I know! I purchased the Hate U Give but haven’t started reading it yet. I’ve heard really good things about it. I’m glad to see it made the list. There’s a lot of titles I’ll have to check out. Thanks!

Jan
Reply to  David Luftig
3 months ago

I am doing the Hate U Give with an older book group in November. Haven’t read it yet. When does the movie come out or has it already?

Patricia Lesku
Reply to  Jan
3 months ago

The movie is out and very good as well. There’s also a prequel coming out in January 2021.

Jan
Reply to  Patricia Lesku
3 months ago

Wow! is it available online yet? Ha – not sure it would be available in movie theatres right now.

Jan
Reply to  Rick
3 months ago

Yes! isn’t it great to see that intellectual production goes on even in times like these!

Barbara Weston
3 months ago

Tooting B.C.’s horn a bit, I love Susin Nielsen.I first read Word Nerd a few years ago and have been a fan ever since. And if you enjoy the story of a loner who blossoms due to Scrabble, you may also enjoy Boys don’t Knit (in public) by T.S. Easton.

Jan
Reply to  Barbara Weston
3 months ago

Thanks for those suggestions, Barbara! No reason not to toot BC’s horn!

Barbara Weston
3 months ago

No Fixed Address also won the BC Book Prizes’ Sheila A. Egoff award last year.

Jan
Reply to  Barbara Weston
3 months ago

I love it when we can highlight multi-award winning books. Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption by Susan Devan Harness won in two High Plains Book Awards categories in 2019: Indigenous Writer and Creative Nonfiction. It’s a book that really helps the reader understand what it’s like to be outside multiple cultures as a young person.