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Publishers Are Invited to Nominate Titles for 2013 Children’s Africana Book Awards
May 15, 2012
Publishers are invited to nominate titles for 2013 Children’s Africana Book Awards
The Children’s Africana Book Awards are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S. The awards were created by the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) to encourage the publication and use of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa. The awards are presented in two categories: Young Children and Older Readers.
To learn more about the awards, please visit www.AfricaAccessReview.org (Click on Africana Awards)
Nominated books must meet the following criteria:
- Books should be suitable for children and young adults ages 4-18;
2. A significant portion of the book’s content should be about Africa (books with content primarily about African Americans and other parts of the African Diaspora are not eligible);
3. Books must be copyrighted in 2012 to be eligible for the 2013 awards;
4. Books must be available for purchase in the U.S, and published in English. Bi-lingual books that include English are eligible. Translations are eligible in the year first published in English.
The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are given under the auspices of the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association, a non-profit corporation founded in 1957 and open to all persons and institutions interested in African affairs. The Outreach Council aims to share and disseminate resources about Africa; exchanges experiences on best practices in conducting outreach activities; serves as the ASA membership in educating the public about Africa; and facilitates the exchange of ideas, information and research findings on Africa.
Nominations for the Children’s Africana Book Awards are made directly by publishers, who may nominate as many separate titles for a given year’s competition as they desire. Nominations should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than February 2013. Each book is read and evaluated by African studies scholars. Reviews of nominated titles are posted on the Internet at: Africa Access Review, http//www.AfricaAccessReview.org. ; Selected printed reviews will be published in Sankofa: A Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature, http://jewel.morgan.edu/~english/sankofa.
CHILDREN’S AFRICANA BOOK AWARDS 2013
Please send a copy of each book(s) that you wish to nominate for the 2013 awards to each member of the Awards Committee at the addresses below.
2013 AWARDS COMMITTEE
Dr. Patricia Kuntz, Independent Scholar
317 Farley Ave
Madison, WI 53705-3723
Dr. Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, College of Education
Pennsylvania State University
365 Hillside Dr.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Dr. John Metzler, Outreach Director
African Studies Center
100 International Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Dr. Paul Mukundi, Dept.of English & Language Arts
Morgan State University
212 Kingston Rd.
Middle River, MD 21220
Dr. Anne Waliaula, African Studies Outreach Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1618 Fordem Avenue, Apt. 105
Madison, WI. 53704
Ms. Brenda Randolph, Chair of CABA
2204 Quinton Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Dr. Meena Khorana, Senior Editor
Sankofa : A Journal of African Children's and Young Adult Literature
11611 Wave Lap Way
Columbia, MD 21044
Ms. Harriet McGuire (for transmittal to external reviewer)
3007 Russell Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22305-1719
Questions: Harriet McGuire, Africa Access Media Relations