CONGRATULATIONS!
2018 CLCSC Awards

"Outstanding Picture Book Biography"
Michael Mahin
Michael Mahin
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017.
 
"Excellence in a Picture Book"
Dan Santat
After the Fall by Dan Santat
Dan Santat
After the Fall
Roaring Book Press, 2017.
 
"Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry"
Nikki Grime
One Last Word by Nikki Grimes
Nikki Grimes
One Last Word
Bloomsberry USA Childrens, 2017.
 
"Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature"

Leigh Bardugo

Sara Kipin

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo and Sara Kipin
Leigh Bardugo and Sara Kipin
The Language of Thorns
Imprint, 2017.
 
*Notable Contributions to the Field of Nonfiction
Susan Goldman Rubin

Maya Lin: Thinking with Her Hands by Susan Goldman Rubin

The Quilts of Gee's Bend by Susan Goldman Rubin

Susan Goldman Rubin
Maya Lin: Thinking with Her Hands
Chronicle Books, 2017.
AND
The Quilts of Gee's Bend
Harry N. Abrams, 2017.
 
"Dorothy C. McKenzie Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Children's Literature"
Elizabeth Dragga for The Book Truck

Elizabeth Dragga
Founder and Executive Director - The Book Truck

From the official website of The Book Truck:
Elizabeth Dragga, "a former bookseller, librarian, and education advocate founded The Book Truck in 2011 in response to a lack of literacy outreach programming for teenagers.... The Book Truck increases literacy skills among foster care and low-income teens in order to break the cycle of poverty...Thousands of free books are gien every year to foster care and low income teens throughout Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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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.