The 34th Annual Judy Lopez Award for Children’s Literature Reception and Afternoon Tea is just around the corner on September 15th. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, there is still time!
Join the Women’s National Book Association/ Los Angeles Chapter at the Culver Hotel. Reception and Book Sales start at 1:00 P.M. and the Tea and Program will run from 2:00-4:00 P.M.
This year’s Tea is being held in memory of Margaret Flanders (1940-2019).
Mark your calendar and secure your tickets today: Click Here for More Information.
If you’re looking for a fun, book-filled weekend (and seriously, who isn’t?), then make sure to add the Leimert Park Village Book Fair to your calendar. On Saturday, August 24th from 10am to 5pm, the event voted “one of LA’s 5 best annual book festivals” will be held at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. With multiple authors and book events happening throughout the day, the certain highlight will be the presentation and live cooking demonstrations provided by Laila Ali, the successful boxer and cookbook author, whom also happens to be the daughter of Muhammad Ali.
Over 40 additional authors will be participating, along with a star-studded panel of presenters including Los Angeles Poet Laureate (2014-2016) Luis J. Rodriguez and more. Exhibitors including CLBC, County of Los Angeles Public Library, Kensington Books, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Farm Fresh To You, Los Angeles Philharmonic and many others will be participating. Be sure to check it out!
After much deliberation, the 2019 winners have been announced! Come honor the winners of the 34th Annual Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature at the historic Culver Hotel on September 15th.
The 2019 Medalist is:
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
by M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
And the 2019 Honor Book Selections are:
Sweep: the Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani (Dial Books for Young Readers)