CONGRATULATIONS!
2016 CLCSC Awards

Outstanding Work of Fiction
Pam Munoz Ryan Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Pam Munoz Ryan - Echo
Scholastic Press,,2015.
   
Outstanding Picture Book
Antoinette Portis Wait by Antoinette  Portis
Antoinette Portis - Wait
Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
   
Excellence in Illustration
Vincent X. Kirsch Gingerbread for Liberty! by Vincent X. Kirsch
Vincent X. Kirsch - Gingerbread for Liberty! Written by Mara Rockliff.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
   
Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature
Noelle Stevnson Nimona by Nicole Stevenson
Noelle Stevenson - Nimona
Harperteen, 2015.
   
Dorothy C. McKenzie Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Children's Literature
Marjorie Arnett Charlotte Huck Festival

Marjorie Arnett
Marjorie has been an educator for over 40 years in schools and universities in Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and California. Marjorie is one of the three people who helped Charlotte Huck begin the Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival held annually at the University of Redlands since 1997.

 


 

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.

 

 

 

 

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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Events - 2017 Fall Gala

Steve Sheinkin

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Keynote Speaker:
Steve Sheinkin

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

The 2016 Fall Gala brings together children's book authors and illustrators with public and school librarians, teachers, and others interested in children's literature. It will feature a brunch and keynote address by Sharon M. Draper followed by an awards ceremony to honor the following authors, illustrators, and contributors of excellence to the field of children's literature in Southern California.

 

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, 2015) 


*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

 

 

Past Fall Galas

2016 Sharon Draper Featured Speaker: Sharon Draper
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2015 David Wiesner Featured Speaker: David Wiesner
2014 Bryan Collier Featured Speaker: Bryan Collier
2013 Linda Sue Park Featured Speaker: Linda Sue Park
PHOTOS
2012

Candace Fleming

Eric Rohmann

Featured Speakers:
Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann
2011 Lois Lowry Featured Speaker: Lois Lowry
PHOTOS
2010 Jacqueline Woodson Featured Speaker: Jacqueline Woodson
PHOTOS
2009 Jennifer Holm Featured Speaker: Jennifer Holm
PHOTOS
2008

Louis Sachar

Featured Speaker: Louis Sachar

2007 Jane Yolen Featured Speaker: Jane Yolen
PHOTOS
2006 Avi Featured Speaker: Avi
PHOTOS
2005 Jerry Pinkney Featured Speaker: Jerry Pinkney
PHOTOS
2004 Vicki Cobb Featured Speaker: Vicki Cobb
PHOTOS
2003 Nancy Farmer Featured Speaker: Nancy Farmer
PHOTOS
2002 Allen Say Featured Speaker: Allen Say
2001 Thatcher Hurd Featured Speaker: Thatcher Hurd
2000 Donna Jo Napoli Featured Speaker: Donna Jo Napoli
1999 Rosemary Wells Featured Speaker: Rosemary Wells
1998 Marion Dane Bauer Featured Speaker: Marion Dane Bauer
1997 Victor Martinez Featured Speaker: Victor Martinez
1996 Tom Feelings Featured Speaker: Tom Feelings
1995 Joan Lowery Nixon Featured Speaker: Joan Lowery Nixon
1994 Robert San Souci Featured Speaker: Robert San Souci
1993 Johanna Hurwitz Featured Speaker: Johanna Hurwitz
1992 Lillian Hoban Featured Speaker: Lillian Hoban
1991 Paul Fleischman Featured Speaker: Paul Fleischman
1990 Stephen Kellogg Featured Speaker: Steven Kellogg
1989 Mollie Hunter Featured Speaker: Mollie Hunter
1988 Richard Peck Featured Speaker: Richard Peck
1987 Patricia MacLachlan Featured Speaker: Patricia MacLachlan
1986 Jean Karl Featured Speaker: Jean Karl
1985

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Featured Speaker: Constance George
1984 Virginia Hamilton Featured Speaker: Virginia Hamilton
1983 Jack Prelutsky Featured Speaker: Jack Prelutsky
1982 Jean Craighead George Featured Speaker: Jean Craighead George
1981 Lillian Gerhardt Featured Speaker: Lillian N. Gerhardt
Editor in Chief of School Library Journal
1980 Beverly Cleary Featured Speaker: Beverly Cleary
1979 Jane Yolen Featured Speaker: Jane Yolen
1978 Charlotte Zolotow Featured Speaker: Charlotte Zolotow
1977 Tom Sullivan Featured Speakers: Derek Gill and Tom Sullivan