Youth Media Awards--the Oscars of books and media for kids and teens!

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The American Library Association will announce the winners of this year's Youth Media Awards on Monday, January 26, 2009 at their Midwinter Conference in Denver. These awards include such high profile honors as the Newbery Award, for the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for Children, and the Caldecott Award for the most distinguished illustrations. Other honors conferred include the Printz Award for excellence in Young Adult literature and the Robert Sibert Medal which honors an author, illustrator and/or photographer of the most distinguished informational book published for children. There are also other awards that honor excellence in many areas of books and media intended for youth. These are the Oscars of Youth Media!

The new conference will begin at 9:45am ET(7:45am MT), Monday, January 26, 2009 and can be viewed via live streaming video online at the ALA Youth Media Awards Webcast. You can also follow the news conference with Twitter, a micro-blogging service, at Twitter.

Who will walk away with this year's prestigious honors? Join the excitement to find out!