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, 2015, 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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Awards

Each year, at the Fall Gala, the Council is pleased to present awards to Southern California authors, illustrators, poets, or contributors of excellence to the field of Children's Literature. With the exception of three named awards, the award categories vary from year to year and are determined by the serving Awards Committee, which is comprised of Council members. The Council gives the following awards:

 

BOOK AWARDS
Given for outstanding children's books to Southern California authors and illustrators. The Council also honors Southern California authors/illustrators for a Body of Work.
THE DOROTHY C. MCKENZIE AWARD
This award is named for the organization's founder, Dorothy C. McKenzie. It is given periodically in recognition of an individual's distinguished service to the field of children's literature.
THE MYRA COHN LIVINGSTON AWARD FOR POETRY
This award was created by the council in 1999 to honor the memory of the distinguished poet, Myra Cohn Livingston. It is given periodically in recognition of a book of poetry that is outstanding and meets the standards of writing poetry for children as outlined by Ms. Livingston.
THE PEGGY MILLER AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
This award was created by the Council in 2007 to honor the memory of Peggy Miller, a high school librarian and member of the Board of Directors of the Children's Literature Council. It is given periodically in recognition of an outstanding book whose target audience is young adults.