CONGRATULATIONS!
2018 CLCSC Awards

"Outstanding Picture Book Biography"
Michael Mahin
Michael Mahin
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017.
 
"Excellence in a Picture Book"
Dan Santat
After the Fall by Dan Santat
Dan Santat
After the Fall
Roaring Book Press, 2017.
 
"Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry"
Nikki Grime
One Last Word by Nikki Grimes
Nikki Grimes
One Last Word
Bloomsberry USA Childrens, 2017.
 
"Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature"

Leigh Bardugo

Sara Kipin

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo and Sara Kipin
Leigh Bardugo and Sara Kipin
The Language of Thorns
Imprint, 2017.
 
*Notable Contributions to the Field of Nonfiction
Susan Goldman Rubin

Maya Lin: Thinking with Her Hands by Susan Goldman Rubin

The Quilts of Gee's Bend by Susan Goldman Rubin

Susan Goldman Rubin
Maya Lin: Thinking with Her Hands
Chronicle Books, 2017.
AND
The Quilts of Gee's Bend
Harry N. Abrams, 2017.
 
"Dorothy C. McKenzie Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Children's Literature"
Elizabeth Dragga for The Book Truck

Elizabeth Dragga
Founder and Executive Director - The Book Truck

From the official website of The Book Truck:
Elizabeth Dragga, "a former bookseller, librarian, and education advocate founded The Book Truck in 2011 in response to a lack of literacy outreach programming for teenagers.... The Book Truck increases literacy skills among foster care and low-income teens in order to break the cycle of poverty...Thousands of free books are gien every year to foster care and low income teens throughout Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Margareta Engle

Save the Date!
2018 Fall Gala
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle is the national Young People's Poet Laureate, for 2017 - 2019 and the first Latino to receive that honor. The Young People’s Poet Laureate aims to raise awareness that young people have a natural receptivity to poetry and are its most appreciative audience, especially when poems are written specifically for them.

Margarita is the Cuban-American author of many verse novels, including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Lightning Dreamer, a PEN USA Award winner. Her verse memoir, Enchanted Air, received the Pura Belpré Award, Golden Kite Award, Walter Dean Myers Honor, and Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, among others. Drum Dream Girl received the Charlotte Zolotow Award for best picture book text.

Venue: Luminarias Restaurant
            3500 W. Ramona Blvd
            Monterey Park, CA 91754

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BOOKS BY MARGARITA ENGLE:

Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots by Margarita Engle

Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018)

*Starred Review: School Library Journal


The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar by Margarita Engle

The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018) 

*Starred Review: School Library Journal
Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His dream of Don Quixote by Margarita Engle

Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote
(Peachtree Publishers, 2017)
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: School Library Journal

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
(HMH Books for Young Readers, 2015)

*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Pura Belpre Award, 2016
*ALA Notable Children's Book 2016

More awards and honors may be found on the author's website.

All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle

All the Way to Havana
(Henry Holt and Co., 2017)

*Starred Review: Booklist
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: Publishers' Weekly
*Starred Review: School Library Journal


Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle

Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics
(Henry Holt and Co., 2017)

*Starred Review: School Library Journal

Morning Star Horse by Margarita Engle

Morning Star Horse
(Horizon Bound Books., 2017)

 

Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words by Margarita Engle

Lion Island: Cuba's Warrior of Words
(Atheneum Books of Young Readers, 2016)

*Starred Review: School Library Journal

 

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
(Atheneum Books of Young Readers, 2015)

*Starred Review: Booklist
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: School Library Journal

 

The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist by Margarita Engle

The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist
(Two Lions, 2015)

 

Orangutanka: A Story in Poems by Margarita Engle

Orangutanka: A Story in Poems
(Henry Holt and Co., 2015)

*Starred Review: School Library Journal

 

Silver People:Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

Silver People:Voices from the Panama Canal
(HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014)

*Starred Review: Booklist

 

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
(HMH Books for Young Readers, 2013)

*Starred Review: Booklist
*Pura Belpre Honor Book, 2014
*ALSC Notable Book, 2013

 

 

 

 

More awards and honors may be found on the author's website.