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.
Honorary Chair: LeUyen Pham
Honoree: Ursula Nordstrom
Sponsor: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Honorary Chair: Selina Alko & Sean Qualls
Honoree: Ashley Bryan
Sponsor: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Honorary Chair: Gene Luen Yang
Honoree: 75th Anniversary of Little Golden Books
Sponsor: Random House Children’s Books and Penguin Random House
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!
What are the Kids' Book Choice Awards and how can young readers vote?
Kids pick the top 5 in 8 categories now thru August 20!
Resources to promote the awards.
Winners for the 2021 Book Awards announced
See all the winners and finalists, from 2008 to today.