ALA Cognotes Seattle Midwinter Highlights - 2019 - 1

COGNOTES
JANUARY 25-29, 2019

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Robin DiAngelo Gets Real on
Racism as President's Program
Challenges 'White Fragility'
By Amy Carlton, American Libraries

A

LA President Loida Garcia-Febo
opened her President's Program at the
Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits on
January 27 with a performance by the Muckleshoot Canoe Family, representing the Coast
Salish culture that has existed in the Seattle
area for more than 12,000 years.

Garcia-Febo then discussed the libraries she
visited on her Libraries = Strong Communities
tour over the past several months and invited
members of her diversity advisory team to join
her onstage. ALA is creating a series of videos
to help libraries with equity, diversity, and
inclusion initiatives; the first video should be
available in March.
The program's keynote speaker was Robin
DiAngelo, a longtime diversity and antiracism educator and author
of White Fragility: Why It's
So Hard for White People to
Talk About Racism.
White fragility, a phrase
DiAngelo coined, refers
to the inability of white
people to tolerate racial
stress. She also calls it
"weaponized hurt feelings"
and considers it a form of
bullying and dominance
that allows white people
to maintain racial control.
"We make it so miserable
for people of color to talk

Robin DiAngelo discusses white fragility during the ALA
President's Program.

» see page 6

Isha Sesay Shares the Story of
the Chibok Schoolgirls
By Terra Dankowski, American Libraries

I

sha Sesay wants to tell the stories of
women and girls who are often overlooked - including the account of 276
schoolgirls who were kidnapped by jihadist militant organization Boko Haram in
Chibok, Nigeria, in 2014.
"They're not just a bloc of black girls who
went missing where nobody cares to know
their names," said Sesay. "One of my biggest
wishes with this book is that people see them

2019 MIDWINTER MEETING & EXHIBITS HIGHLIGHTS

as individuals."
Sesay, the former CNN anchor who
broke the news of the kidnappings and won a
Peabody Award for her coverage, has written
Beneath the Tamarind Tree, the first definitive
account of this event. The debut author joined
Booklist editor Donna Seaman on stage at the
Closing Session of the American Library Association's 2019 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
in Seattle on January 28 to discuss her book.
» see page 2

AWARDSCOVERAGE

Youth Media Awards
Announced at
January 28 Ceremony

T

he American Library Association
announced the top books, video,
and audio books for children
and young adults on January 28. A list
of many of the award winners follows.
For more information on the ALA youth
media awards and notables, please visit
www.ala.org/yma.
John Newbery Medal for the most
outstanding contribution to children's
» see page 7


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