(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award Selection Committee - 2020

Charge

To select from the books published the preceding year within the terms, definitions and criteria governing the award, the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.

Roster

Jean B. Gaffney (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Ernie J. Cox (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Denise Davila (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Sara Pope (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mrs. Kelly Finan Richards (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Barbara S. Spears (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Carol K. Phillips (Consultant, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Courtney Jones (Staff Liaison, September 21, 2018, to September 21, 2021)

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Composition

The Geisel Award Selection Committee consists of seven members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by the committee chair. (Chair + 6)

The 2020 Committee reviews books published in 2019 for the 2020 awards.

The 2018 award winners will be announced in January 2020.

Origin

Established in 2004 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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Staff Liaison

Courtney Jones
312-280-2163