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Awards: Book Awards, Dorothy C. McKenzie Award, Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry
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Wet Print:  A List of Recently Published Books by Southern California Authors and Illustrators
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2015 Fall Gala

Was held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles

Kaynote Speaker David Wiesner and 2015 Award Winners

From left to right: Salina Yoon, Susan Goldman Rubin, Keynote Speaker David Wiesner, Joan Bransfield Graham, Isabel Quintero, and Maureen Palacios


2015 CLCSC Award Winners:


Salina Yoon

Excellence in a Picture Book

Salina Yoon


Found by Salina Yoon

Susan Goldman Rubin

Notable Work of Non-fiction

Susan Goldman Rubin

Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by Susan Goldman Rubin

Joan Bransfield Graham


Myra Cohen Livingston Award

Joan Bransfield Graham

The Poem that Will Not End

Isabel Quintero

Peggy Miller Award

Isabel Quintero

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Maureen Palaciios

Dorothy C McKenzie Award

Maureen Palacios

Owner of
"Once Upon A Time" Bookstore 

Once Upon a Time Bookstore





The Sampler - September 2015
Our most recent newsletter is now available online.

The Sampler September 2015



Southern California Authors & Illustrators who published Children's & Young Adult Literature in 2013: Please see BOOK AWARDS for book submission form and/or email book information to:




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 CLCSC Scholarship Fund

The Children’s Literature Council of Southern California, a non-profit, charitable organization, is pleased to offer scholarships for students to attend our annual events. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain professional development experience and to network with other professionals in the fields of library science, education, and literature. Scholarships will cover students’ cost of attendance at our Spring Workshop and/or Fall Gala.

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Book Discussion Groups

are now taking place all over
Southern California for Children's Literature Council Members

for meeting times and locations



2015 Bulletin Board
Children's Literature Events
in the Southern California Area:

CLC Fall Gala
Saturday, October 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center


Keynote Speaker -
David Wiesner






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