(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award Selection Committee - 2024


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.


Gwen Vanderhage
(Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Katie Marie Cerqua
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Pauline Harris
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Maria Kiely
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Louie Lauer
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Mara Rosenberg
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Josie Schneider
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ana Cackley
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2029)

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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)


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

The 2024 Committee reviews books published in 2023 for the 2024 awards.
The 2024 award winners will be announced in early 2024.
Staff Liaison

ALSC Awards Coordinator


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