Getting to the Mock Printz at the Hollywood library turned out to be difficult. That huge amount of snow we had mid-week is still hanging around. I took the Max downtown so I could swim, and then had planned on jumping on a bus to the library. But I was met with a new development in transit alerts. Usually these signs say, “15 minutes” or “7 minutes” or “due”. I’ve never encountered them giving bus updates in miles. I translated that as being “forever” and planned a different route.The better route was the Blue Max line, which was also delayed, but it was delayed while I was sitting on it, and thus, warm.
We had a great list of books to discuss and a large turnout of teenagers to discuss them. Danielle, steller Youth Librarian, has nicely primed the pump by having a Mock Printz discussion group that meets monthly.
It turned out they loved it so much that The Sun is Also a Star won the Hollywood Mock Printz. We also picked two honor books, Salt to the Sea and Exit, Pursued by a Bear.Thanks for the fun workshop!