The 36th annual Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature, hosted by the Women’s National Book Association-Los Angeles Chapter (WNBA-LA), will broadcast its virtual award’s event on YouTube beginning Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. PST.
The award is granted to works of literary excellence for nine-to-twelve year olds. Judy Lopez was a bookseller and founding member of the WNBA-LA, and she was passionate about seeing children’s literature of quality recognized and rewarded. Visit our website at judylopezaward.org
+ Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature
+ Date—beginning Sunday, September 26, 2021
+ Time—2:00 p.m. PST
+ Open to the public—FREE
This year’s medalist is NPR Best Book of the Year author Daniel Nayeri, who wrote Everything Sad is Untrue: a True Story. Honor book awards go to Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (Dial Press) for When Stars are Scattered, Christina Soontornvat (Candlewick) for A Wish in the Dark, and Wesley King (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books) for Sara and the Search for Normal.
Books are available for purchase at www.Bookshop.org/shop/WNBALA. Donations are welcome to help promote the award and support excellence in children’s literature. The WNBA-LA is a registered 501(c)(3).