CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS COMMITTEE

The Children's Book Award Committee's duties pertain to children's and young adult authors and illustrators exclusively. The Committee provides additions to the list of Notable Wisconsin Authors/Illustrators and the biographical information which accompanies them; selects the recipient of the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award; constructs an annual list of publications for children and young adults created by Wisconsin authors and illustrators which were published during the previous year, and annually selects a maximum of ten books to receive Outstanding Achievement recognition.

Criteria for the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award and the Outstanding Achievement include:

  1. Publication in the year preceding the year of presentation
  2. recognition of a single work, not for the body of an author’s/illustrator’s work; and
  3. the work must be written or illustrated by a person who was born in Wisconsin, is currently living in Wisconsin, or who lived in Wisconsin for a significant length of time. 

The Committee welcomes nominations. Title, author and/or illustrator, date of publication and author's/illustrator's connection to Wisconsin can be submitted to the current Committee Chair via email. Though not required for consideration, a copy of the nominated book can be mailed to the Children's Book Award Committee c/o the WLA office. Copies sent will not be returned. Nominations must be received by April 15 of their eligible year.

Children's Book Award Committee
Manitowoc Public Library
c/o Julia Lee
707 Quay St
Manitowoc, WI 54220

OR

Email to the Children's Book Award Committee Chair
Julia Lee at [email protected]

The Committee is made up of seven members appointed for two-year terms (three terms expiring in one year, four in the next) by the Appointments Committee with recommendations from the Chair of the Youth Services Section.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS | 2022

Julia Lee, Chair
Ashley Borman
Sara Christopherson
Murray Johnson
Emily Stueven 
Briony Zlomke