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For Immediate Release
May 11, 2010
CHICAGO – ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “ The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2010 Edition.” Published in association with the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), this latest edition covers awards for the most distinguished American children’s literature and illustration. Updated with the 2010 award winners, the book also includes
- A new preface from ALSC Executive Director Aimee Strittmatter
- Revised awards’ eligibility criteria, alongside a new essay, “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” by former ALSC Executive Director Diane Foote
- Updated bibliographic citations and index for the award winners
For more than eight decades, librarians from the Association for Library Service to Children have intensely scrutinized the children's books published each year, selecting the winning and honor books for the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. In addition, ALSC is committed to creating a nation of readers, starting with the youngest. ALSC supports all those providing library services to children, including youth librarians, teachers, families, literature experts, publishers and child advocates.
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