Odyssey Award Selection Committee - 2024

Charge

To annually select the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the united states during the preceding year and, if desired, to also select honor titles.

Roster

Ms. Kirby McCurtis
(Chair, February 22, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Ariel Birdoff
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Cassie Chenoweth
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Virginia Claire Covington
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Loren Hinton
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Joe Prince
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Josie Rose Snow
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Raychelle J. Steele
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Eva Thaler-Sroussi
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Leigh Verburg
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Kristin Kelly Williamson
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Kim Dare
(Board Liaison, September 14, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ana Cackley
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2029)

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Composition

The Odyssey Award Selection Committee consists eleven members: five members appointed by ALSC; five appointed by YALSA; a chair whose appointment alternates between ALSC and YALSA, with a non-voting consultant from the staff Booklist. Members serve a one-year term beginning immediately after Midwinter and ending after Midwinter of the announcement year. (Chair + 10, plus Booklist consultant)

Origin

Established in 2006 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

The 2024 Committee reviews audiobooks published between November 1, 2022, and October 31, 2023, for the 2024 awards.

The 2024 award winners will be announced in early 2024.

Staff Liaison

ALSC Awards Coordinator

312-280-2163

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