Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children’s Literature Citation

By Rachel F. RSS Wed, October 3, 2012

Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children’s Literature Citation

This citation is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to literature for children and who is from Philadelphia, or has contributed significantly to the advancement of this field in the Philadelphia area.

Congratulations to Eileen Spinelli, winner of the 2012 Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children's Literature Citation!

On Monday, October 1st at the Annual Pennsylvania Library Association meeting,  the 2012 Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children's Literature Citation was presented to Eileen Spinelli for creating books with real plots, for real children, and pouring compassion and empathy into every single word. For eloquently and passionately dramatizing the lives of working mothers and fathers who find the time to read - and be read to - by the children. For bringing a poet's rich and textured language to the unique perspectives of children's voices and experiences.


Past Citation Recipients:

2011           S. D. Schindler

2010           Susan B. Neuman

2009           David Wiesner

2008           Hedra Packman

2007           Michael Berenstain

2006           Lindsay Barrett George

2005           Lucia Herndon

2004           Peter Catalanotto

2003           Betty Ann Funk

2002           Laurie Halse Anderson

2001           Francenia L. Emery

2000           E. B. Lewis

1998           Donna Jo Napoli

1997           Helen Mae Mullen

1996           Jerry Spinelli

1995           Susan Hirschman

1994           Bernard Waber

1993           Trina Schart Hyman

1992           Jerry Pinkney

1991           Aliki {Liacouras Brandenberg}

1990           Carolyn Croll

1989           Maurice Sendak

1988           Jaqueline Shachter Weiss

1987           Deborah Kogan Ray

1986           Barbara Bates

1985           Muriel Feelings

1984           Carolyn Wicker Field

1983           Tana Hoban

1982           Jan Berenstain and Stan Berenstain

1981           Kristin Hunter

1980           Beth Krush and Joe Krush

1979           Suzanne Hilton

1978           Catherine Crook de Camp and L. Sprague de Camp

1977           Nancy Larrick

1976           Elizabeth Gray Vining

1975           J.B. Lippincott Company

1972           Lloyd Alexander

1970           Carolyn Haywood

1967           Katherine Milhous

1963           Marguerite de Angeli

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