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John and Patricia Beatty Award

Award to a California Author to Recognize a
Children's Book that Highlights California

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California Library Association (CLA)

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Award of $500 to a California author to recognize an outstanding book for children or young adults that focuses on California and its people. The award is intended to promote interest in the stories of the State of California, its history, and its future.

The prize of $500 and an engraved plaque are presented to the recipient during the CLA Beatty Award/California Young Reader Award (CYRM) literary breakfast at the CLA annual conference. The literary breakfast also provides the author with a forum to speak about his/her book and provides an opportunity for attendees to meet the author during a book signing.

Though only one book is selected for the Beatty Award, all other books are evaluated for possible inclusion in the “Eureka! California in Children's Literature” bibliography. A compilation of the work from over twenty years of Beatty Award committees, “Eureka! California in Children's Literature” is a bibliography of noteworthy children's and young adult books set in California and highlighting California history and culture.

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GrantWatch ID#: 174844

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Books must be children's and young adult books that are published in 2017, set in California, and highlight California's cultural heritage or future.

Pre-Application Information:

Please send title suggestions and books for review (copies for all committee members if possible, please) as soon as possible and no later than January 31, 2018, to the address in Contact Information.

The 2018 recipient will be announced during National Library Week, April 8-14, 2018.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit nominations to:
Joy Sage, 2018 CLA Beatty Award Chair
Pollak Library
800 North State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834

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USA: California