(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award Selection Committee - 2016


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


Amanda Foulk (Chair, October 21, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Elizabeth Ann Basile (Member, November 22, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Amy Seto Forrester (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Jenna Friebel (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
A. Charlene McKenzie (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Katya Schapiro (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Misti Dawn Tidman (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Viki L. Ash (Consultant, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Courtney Jones (Staff Liaison, March 31, 2014, to June 30, 2018)
Aimee Strittmatter (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2016)

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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 2016 Geisel Award Committee is reviewing books published in 2015 for the 2016 awards.

The 2016 award winners will be announced in January 2016.


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

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Staff Liaison

Courtney Jones