This year’s winners were announced by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, at a special ceremony preceding the Silent Art Auction on May 31, 2017 at 5:30pm!
K – 2nd Grade Book of the Year: MADELINE FINN AND THE LIBRARY DOG, by Lisa Papp (Peachtree Publishers)
3rd – 4th Grade Book of the Year: ONCE UPON AN ELEPHANT by Linda Stanek; illus. by Shennen Bersani (Arbordale Publishing)
5th – 6th Grade Book of the Year: THE MISADVENTURES OF MAX CRUMBLY 1: Locker Hero, by Rachel Renée Russell, with Nikki and Erin Russell (Aladdin/ Simon & Schuster)
Teen Book of the Year: CROOKED KINGDOM, by Leigh Bardugo (Henry Holt/Macmillan Children’s Publishing)
This event benefits two important organizations: the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and Every Child a Reader. Both organizations exist to promote the freedom and joy of every child and teen to read any book they want, and to support booksellers, librarians, teachers, and parents in their daily work to do the same.
The American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) is the bookseller’s voice in the fight for free speech. Its mission is to promote and protect the free exchange of ideas, particularly those contained in books, by opposing restrictions on the freedom of speech; issuing statements on significant free expression controversies; participating in legal cases involving First Amendment rights; collaborating with other groups with an interest in free speech; and providing education about the importance of free expression to booksellers, other members of the book industry, politicians, the press and the public.
Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America. Every Child a Reader’s popular national programs include Children’s Book Week (May 1-7, 2017), the longest-running literacy initiative in the country; the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the only book awards chosen by children and teens; and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program in partnership with the Library of Congress. Individual and corporate donations, grants, and the CBC support Every Child a Reader.
Thank you to our event partners, The American Booksellers Association and the ABC Children’s Group.
We are so grateful to all of the artists who donated their amazing work to the auction.
A special thanks to Susannah Richards, art coordinator extraordinaire!
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