The Specialized Book Award: NYPL Children’s Literary Salon
Join the NYPL for “The Specialized Book Award: Its Role, Its Function, Its Necessity.” What is the role of children’s book awards that seek to target and highlight diverse, up-and-coming authors and illustrators? Librarians Rita Auerbach, Roxanne Feldmann, Caroline Ward, and Allie Bruce will discuss everything from The Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott King Award to the Pura Belpre and John Steptoe Awards.
This panel will be moderated by Jeanne Lamb, Coordinator of Youth Collections, BookOps. The event is sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.
“The Specialized Book Award” will be held in the Celeste Auditorium in the Stephen A Schwartzman Building of NYPL (5th Avenue & 42nd Street). The event is free and open to the public.