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: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
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.
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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  Events - Book Discussion Groups

The Children's Literature Council of Southern California is pleased to offer members the opportunity to participate in small book discussion groups featuring literature for children and young adults.  We hope our members will look forward to this exciting new membership benefit!

The CLC Board has selected interested members to be book discussion leaders and/or hosts. 

Please contact Jennifer Driscoll by email if you would like to enroll as a leader and/or host.


   San Fernando Valley


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Last Wednesday of the month
6:30 p.m
Location: Various restaurants in the West Valley area.
Contact: Mona Gilbert

Please bring two book suggestions to the meeting and be prepared to give a short booktalk to the group for each.




   Los Feliz


   Redlands Marjorie Arnett (Host)
This group was started in fall 1988 by Charlotte Huck. After her death, Marjorie Arnett took over as host. The group meets approximately 9 times a year.