Jane Yolen
2007 Fall Gala

was held
October 20, 2007
at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA

Keynote Speaker:
Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen is the author of over 280 books for children including the 1988 Caldecott Award winner Owl Moon.

PHOTO GALLERY

 

The Council presented the 2007 Children's Literature Council Awards to the following Southern California authors, illustrators, poets, or contributors of excellence to the field of Children's Literature. The Awards will be presented at the Fall Gala.


Celeste Davidson Mannis
Neal Shusterman
Kadir Nelson
Calef Brown
Dana Reinhardt
Celeste Davidson Mannis
Neal Shusterman
Kadir Nelson
Calef Brown
Dana Reinhardt

 

Susan Patron

DOROTHY C. MCKENZIE AWARD
was presented to:
Susan Patron
Author, 2007 Newbery Medal Award Winner for The Higher Power of Lucky.
Retired, Los Angeles Public Library
Senior Librarian, Children's Services Department

This award is named for the organization's founder, Dorothy C. McKenzie. The award is given in recognition of an individual's contribution to the field of children's literature.

 

2007 Award Winning Books

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
IN NONFICTION


Snapshots: The Wonders of Monterey Bay
By Celeste Davidson Mannis
(Viking Press, 2006)


   
FANTASTIC WORK OF FICTION

Everlost
By Neal Shusterman
(Simon and Schuster, 2006)
   
EXCELLENCE IN ILLUSTRATION

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Text by Carole Boston Weatherford (not a southern California resident)
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
(Jump at the Sun, 2006)
   
MYRA COHN LIVINGSTON AWARD FOR POETRY

Flamingos on the Roof
By Calef Brown
(Houghton Mifflin, 2006)
   
PEGGY MILLER AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life
By Dana Reinhardt
(Wendy Lamb Books, Random House Imprint, 2006)

 

PHOTO GALLERY

Calef Brown
Neal Shusterman
Celeste Davidson Mannis

2007 Awards Committee - Joanna Fabicon, Betsy Kahn, Shawn Thrasher, Kay Driscoll, Jennifer Driscoll


Photography by Darrin Nogales and property of The Children's Literature Council of Southern California