Monday, January 14, 2008


Probably most people have heard already, but the Newbery Award was just given to Good Masters, Sweet Ladies, one of the Cybil poetry shortlist books. Another on the poetry shortlist, Your Own, Sylvia, won a Printz honor.

I feel as if I should feel a little conflicted about this, because one of the points of the Cybils was to provide more balance towards kid-appeal than the prestigious literary awards, but wotthehell, I just feel thrilled.