Awards & Scholarships

2022 Legacy Award Committee Seeking Suggestions

Hello, this is Brian E. Wilson, chair of the 2022 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. Our committee is now accepting suggestions for the Legacy Award from you terrific ALSC members. The deadline for submitting suggestions is April 15, 2021.

Legacy Award seal

The Legacy Award recognizes an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have over a period of years made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences. Recent recipients include Mildred D. Taylor, Kevin Henkes, Walter Dean Myers and Jacqueline Woodson. Here is a link to the complete list of past winners.

The Legacy Award recognizes an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have over a period of years made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences. Recent recipients include Mildred D. Taylor, Kevin Henkes, Walter Dean Myers and Jacqueline Woodson. Here is a link to the complete list of past winners.

If you have someone you would like to suggest, please consider doing so. Here is a link to the ALSC page listing the Terms and Criteria. Our committee will love having a robust list of names to consider.

If you wish to submit a suggestion, please click on this link to access the handy ALSC Member Award Suggestion Form: https://airtable.com/shrhAgQqRLM1tlOpp.

Thank you so much!


Today’s post was written by Brian E. Wilson, chair of the 2022 Children’s Literature Legacy Award

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