(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award Selection Committee - 2025


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.


Mrs. Maria Xochitl Peterson
(Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Alan R. Bailey
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Lynn Piper Carpenter
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Sarah Clarke
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Deanna Day
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jessica Ko
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Amy A. McClure
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Christy Estrovitz
(Consultant, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
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 2025 committee is reviewing books published in 2024 for the 2025 awards.

The 2025 awards will be announced in January 2025.

Staff Liaison

ALSC Awards Coordinator


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