CONGRATULATIONS!
2019 CLCSC Awards

Excellence in a Picture Book
Anne Bollman
Help Find Frank by Anne Bollman
Anne Bollman
Help Find Frank
Sterling Children's Books, 2018
 
"Excellence in a Work of Juvenile Fiction"
Marie Miranda Cruz
Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
Marie Miranda Cruz
Everlasting Nora
Starscape, 2018
 
"Outstanding Work of Creative Non-Fiction"
Sally Deng
Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots of WWII
Sally Deng
Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots of WWII
Flying Eye Books, 2018
 
"Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature"

Dana Davis

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana Davis
Dana L. Davis
Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now
Harlequin Teen, 2018

 

 

"Dorothy C. McKenzie Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Children's Literature"
Lee Wardlaw

Lee Wardlaw
Author and Poet

For Her Work after the California Wildfires
From collecting donations of books, to transporting them herself all the way from Santa Barbara to Paradise, CA in an RV, Lee Wardlaw embodies true youth advocacy. She saw a literary need for the children of Paradise and their families, and took upon herself to fill that need, with creativity, compassion and drive. In doing so, she helped recreate something for the children that they had lost in the Paradise fires; a sense of normalcy, escape and community.

An article by Jason Boog in Publishers' Weekly, April 16, 2019 tells the whole story: "Donations Help Rebuild Libraries in Paradise, Calif."  

 



 

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  Events - Book Discussion Groups

WHERE TO FIND GROUPS
The Children's Literature Council of Southern California is pleased to offer members the opportunity to participate in small book discussion groups featuring literature for children and young adults.  We hope our members will look forward to this exciting new membership benefit!

The CLC Board has selected interested members to be book discussion leaders and/or hosts. 

Please contact Jennifer Driscoll by email if you would like to enroll as a leader and/or host.

 

CURRENT AND UPCOMING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS:
   San Fernando Valley

KID LIT BOOK CLUB

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Last Wednesday of the month
6:30 p.m
Location: Various restaurants in the West Valley area.
Contact: Mona Gilbert

Please bring two book suggestions to the meeting and be prepared to give a short booktalk to the group for each.

 

   Pasadena

 

   Los Feliz

BLOG - BOOK CHAT THURSDAY


   Redlands
Marjorie Arnett (Host)
This group was started in fall 1988 by Charlotte Huck. After her death, Marjorie Arnett took over as host. The group meets approximately 9 times a year.