Children's Literature Legacy Award

About the Children's Literature Legacy Award The Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences.

1954- 2018 the award was named the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.

Administered by:

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2018 Winner(s)

Jacqueline Woodson

The 2018 winner is Jacqueline Woodson whose award-winning works include “Brown Girl Dreaming,” which won the 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Award, 2015 Newbery and Sibert Honors, and the 2014 National Book Award; and “Show Way,” recipient of the 2006 Newbery Honor Award. In addition, Woodson has received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement and the NAACP Image Award.