ALA Liberty and Justice Book Awards

Awards totalling $30,000, made by ALA, to authors of books published in 1956 and in 1957 which make distinguished contributions to the American tradition of liberty and justice.

The purpose of the ALA Liberty and Justice Book Awards is to draw attention of Americans to outstanding books in this important area; to encourage authors and publishers in creating such books; to recognize those who do so.


Year Began: 1956 - Year Terminated: 1958

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Frequency: Annual

Awards of $5,000 each to authors of aformentioned categories.
The publishers of prize-winning books receive scroll citations

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