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
Dena 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."  

 



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.