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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Margareta Engle

Save the Date!
2018 Fall Gala
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Keynote Speaker
Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle is the national Young People's Poet Laureate, for 2017 - 2019 and the first Latino to receive that honor. The Young People’s Poet Laureate aims to raise awareness that young people have a natural receptivity to poetry and are its most appreciative audience, especially when poems are written specifically for them.

Margarita is the Cuban-American author of many verse novels, including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Lightning Dreamer, a PEN USA Award winner. Her verse memoir, Enchanted Air, received the Pura Belpré Award, Golden Kite Award, Walter Dean Myers Honor, and Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, among others. Drum Dream Girl received the Charlotte Zolotow Award for best picture book text.

The Council will also honor the 2018 Children's Literature Council's Award Winners. (See left side of page)

Venue: Luminarias Restaurant
            3500 W. Ramona Blvd
            Monterey Park, CA 91754

Registration and more information will be available soon.