Monday, October 27, 2008

2008 Notable Wisconsin Children's Author!

This past spring, the YSS Children’s Book Award Committee chose Marybeth Lorbiecki as the 2008 Notable Wisconsin Children’s Author. She is being honored for her body of work, as the author of more than twenty titles for children. Several of her books bring history alive for younger readers, often tackling difficult subjects such as racism, war, the environment and guns. A few of her numerous prior awards include Children’s Choice List, Parents Choice Award, New York Public Library Pick of the Lists, and Notable Book Lists by the American Library Association. For more information about MaryBeth Lorbiecki’s books, visit the YSS Notable Authors/Illustrators page at

The members of the 2008 Children’s Book Award Committee, chaired by Leah Langby of the Indianhead Federated Library System in Eau Claire, include Sonja Nelson Ackerman, Wausau School District; Geri Ceci Cupery, E.D. Locke Public Library (McFarland); Kate FitzGerald-Fleck, Waukesha Public Library; Pat Freitag, Graham Public Library (Union Grove); Linda Jerome, LaCrosse Public Library and Susan Pesheck, River Falls Public Library. For more information about the work of the CBA Committee, and awards criteria, visit

Take note: if you’re attending the WLA Fall Conference next month, free Burr/Worzalla Award stickers will be available, compliments of YSS!

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