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DIG Author A. S. King Receives the Printz Award, Virtually

Last night, Riley and I watched A. S. King receive her Printz Award virtually. Long time readers know that we are super huge fans of Amy (can we call her Amy?) and she did not disappoint with her acceptance speech. Though I am sad that I did not get to go to ALA and celebrate with A. S. King in person, I was wowed by her acceptance speech. You can view all the acceptance speeches online. A. S. King’s speech which tackles white privilege, racism, and more begins at 30:30. But please watch all of the speeches and celebrate with all the honor winners as well. Congratulations to everyone!!!

“We are now in generation of 15 in America” King reminds us as she talk about generational trauma, enslaved people, the whitewashing of history and the mental health of our youth. “You didn’t make the white supremacy we live in, you are only its willing caretaker. You may resign at any time.”

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