CONGRATULATIONS!
2017 CLCSC Awards

Outstanding Work of Fiction
Jennifer Holm Full of Beans by jennifer L. Holm
Jennifer L. Holm
Full of Beans
Random house Books for Young Readers, 2016.
   
Outstanding Picture Book
K.G. Campbell Dylan the Villain by K.G. Campbell
K. G. Campbell
Dylan the Villain
Viking Books for Young Reraders, 2016.
   
Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry
Nikki Grime Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes
Nikki Grimes
Garvey's Choice
WordSong, 2016.
   
Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature
Nicola Yoon The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Nicola Yoon
The Sun is Also a Star
Delacorte Press, 2016.
   
Dorothy C. McKenzie Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Children's Literature
Alyson Beecher Althea Allarey

Alyson Beecher and Alethea Allarey

Alyson Beecher is an educator, writing mentor, book geek, and blogger. During the day she works with elementary school students. Her passion is getting her students excited about books, reading, and writing.  She also believes that it is critical to partner with teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators, booksellers, and publishers to support efforts to connect children and teens to books.

Alethea Allarey is a former bookseller and loves everything from picture books to adult fiction. She currently blogs on Read Now, Sleep later where she reviews materials for young readers and connects them to book events in the area. 

Together, Alyson and Alethea co-founded the grassroots organization, "Bridge to Books." They wanted to see people come together from various disciplines to share thoughts and ideas, with the overall goal of getting children excited about books and reading. Their core group consists of about 30 educators, librarians, publishers, authors, booksellers, artists, and teen readers. Through"Bridge to Books,"Alyson and Alethea help out at the popular festival, "Pasadena Loves YA," connecting readers, authors, and librarians with panels, signings, giveaways and more!


 

Youth Lit Salon

CLCSC's Youth Lit Salon "Fighting Words"


On Saturday, May 21, 2016, we held our Inaugural Youth Lit Salon, where librarians, writers, teachers, & booksellers came together to discuss hot topics in youth literature, librarianship and writing.

Our first theme was "Fighting Words." Authors and librarians acted as facilitators for informal conversations on derogatory or controversial language in youth literature, censorship and self-censorship, and balancing intellectual freedom and personal values.

This program will be offered again at the California Library Association Conference in Riverside in November 2017.

More information will be available soon.

 

 

The Children's Literature Council of Southern California is a professional organization of librarians, teachers, authors, and illustrators creating a community that honors and promotes children's and young adult literature.

 

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Registration Now Open
2017 Fall Gala

October 28, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Venue: Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Keynote Speaker: Steve Sheinkin
Children's and Young Adult Non-Fiction Author

Steven Sheinkin, a former textbook writer, is now making amends by writing fast-paced, award-winning history books that young readers want to read.  His captivating books have won numerous major awards in the children’s and young adult publishing world. For further information, please see his website:
www.stevesheinkin.com

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team  by Steve Sheinkin

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
(Roaring Book Press, 2017)

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

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
(Roaring Book Press, 2015) 

*National Book Award finalist
*YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award
*Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner
*2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult
                            Literature - Winner and Finalist
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly
*Starred Review: Booklist
*Starred Review: Horn Book
*Starred Review: BCCB
*Starred Review: VOYA


The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights  by Steve Sheinkin


The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
(Roaring Book Press, 2014)


*National Book Award Finalist
*Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly
*Starred Review: Booklist

 

Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon  by Steve Sheinkin

 

Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
(Flash Point, 2012)


*Newbery Honor Book
*Sibert Award
*YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for YA
*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly

The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery  by Steve Sheinkin
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
Flash Point, 2017)


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

 

 

CLCSC Awards (winners appear on the left)
will also be presented at the Fall Gala.

 

Registration information
June 11 - October 22, 2017

CLCSC Member Registration $65.00
Non- CLCSC Member Registration $75.00
Renew or New Membership + Fall Gala Registration $105.00
Student Registration $40.00

Online Registration: CLICK HERE

Mail in Registration Form? CLICK HERE

 

Directions to the Skirball Cultural Center