06 February 2013

SLBAM Committee Reconvenes to determine 3rd Street Lit Book Award Medal


StreetLiterature.com is happy to announce that the Street Lit Book Award Medal (SLBAM) Committee has reconvened for the 3rd year in a row, and is busy reading, researching and going through the nomination process to bestow the 2013 Street Lit Book Award Medal for street lit books published in 2012.

We also need YOUR help! If you have a title(s) that have been popular at your library, post a comment below and we will add the title for nomination.

The categories this year are:

-- Non-Fiction / Biography (Adult)
-- Fiction (Adult)
-- Young adult fiction (YA)
-- Emerging Classic (to acknowledge previously published works that continue to be in popular
    demand by the reading public)
-- Author(s) of the year

The awards for these categories are scheduled to be announced by March 18, 2013.

SLBAM Committee Mission:
The Street Lit Book Award Medal Committee comprises of a group of professional librarians and library staffers who volunteer to serve on the committee for a 2-year period, from across the U.S. and beyond, if possible. These professionals invariably work on the front lines of librarianship and work with Street Lit and its readers in public, school, and academic libraries. The Committee collects, researches, discusses, and nominates titles based on library patron popularity, book club interest, and overall reception of the story as a valuable addition to the Street Literature genre. Three rounds of nominations results in winners for the previous year's publications.


  1. I'm elated that the SLBAM is reconvening. I would like to nominate "I Live: a novel without heroes" for the Young Adult category. This book is relatively new and will be added to the Newark and Plainfield NJ, Charter School summer reading list. Please view the following for details. http://www.amazon.com/Live-novel-without-heroes/dp/1477504990

  2. Tito, thank you for your support and your nomination. We are adding it to the list for consideration. Thanks again!


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