1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
Bryan Collier has written and illustrated numerous books for children. He has received numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, for Uptown, Martin's Big Words, Dave the Potter, and I, Too, Am America. He has also received the 2002 Caldecott Honor Award for Martin's Big Words.
The Fall Gala will also feature the presentation of the 2014 Children's Literature Council Awards for Authors and Illustrators of Southern California.
Congratulations to the following
2014 CLC Award Winners Awards were presented at the Fall Gala
"Excellence in Juvenile Fiction"
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Counting by 7s Penguin Group USA, 2013
"Excellence in Picture Book Illustration"
Carnivores written by Aaron Reynolds
Chronicle Books, 2013
Crankenstein written by Samantha Berger
Little, Brown, and Co., 2013
Picture Day Perfection written by Deborah Diesen
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2013
Because I'm Your Dad written by Ahmet Zappa
Disney Press, 2013
"Best Narrative Voice in a Picture Book"
The Day the Crayons Quit Illustrated by
Penguin Group USA, 2013
"Most Distinguished Juvenile Non-Fiction Book"
Nelson Mandela HarperCollins, 2013
"The Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature"
Winger Simon & Schuster, 2013
"Dorothy C. McKenzie Award"
Claudette S. McLinn
As Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Dr. Claudette S. McLinn has been a passionate and influential advocate for multicultural children’s literature and library service to children. Her distinguished service to the field of children’s literature has spanned many years and includes a career with LAUSD where she retired in 2011 as a District Coordinating Field Librarian. She has served as a member and chair of numerous American Library Association committees including prestigious award committees. Dr. McLinn received a Master of Library and information Science from Wayne State University and a Master of Science and Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
Children's Literature Council currently produces two annual
events: the Spring Workshop and the Fall Gala.
The annual Fall Gala features a reception honoring Southern
California authors and illustrators of books for children
and young adults as well as a distinguished speaker. The Council
also presents AWARDS at the Fall Gala to Southern California authors and illustrators
in categories that reflect the most outstanding books published
in the previous year. The
Council may also present the Dorothy
C. McKenzie Award for a distinguished contribution
in the field of children's literature and the Myra
Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry.