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, 2016, 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.

This program was also offered again at the Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival in Redlands on March 3 and 4, 2017.

 

 

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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Save the Date!
2017 Fall Gala

will be held October 28, 2017
8:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center, West Los Angeles

Keynote Speaker: Steve Sheinkin
Children's and Young Adult Non-Fiction Author

Steven Sheinkin, a former textbook writer, is now making amends by writing fast-paced, award-winning history books that young readers want to read.  His captivating books have won numerous major awards in the children’s and young adult publishing world. For further information, please see his website: www.stevesheinkin.com

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team  by Steve Sheinkin


Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
(Roaring Book Press, 2017)

*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Booklist
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: BCCB
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
(Roaring Book Press, 2015) 

*National Book Award finalist
*YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award
*Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner
*2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult
                            Literature - Winner and Finalist
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly
*Starred Review: Booklist
*Starred Review: Horn Book
*Starred Review: BCCB
*Starred Review: VOYA


The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights  by Steve Sheinkin


The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
(Roaring Book Press, 2014)


*National Book Award Finalist
*Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly
*Starred Review: Booklist

 

Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon  by Steve Sheinkin

 

Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
(Flash Point, 2012)


*Newbery Honor Book
*Sibert Award
*YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for YA
*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly

The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery  by Steve Sheinkin
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
Flash Point, 2017)


*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly

 

 

CLCSC Book Awards will also be presented at the Fall Gala.

Registration Information will be available in May.


 

 

 


In Memoriam
Melinda Steep
Melinda Steep
1965 - 2017
Past CLCSC President