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Anne Devereaux Jordan Award
Recognizes significant contributions in scholarship and/or service to the field of children's literature. The award is considered annually and given as warranted. The winner receives a framed certificate that is traditionally presented at the Association's annual conference banquet. Additionally, the winner is invited to attend the conference to accept the award and if able to attend receives complimentary conference registration including a banquet ticket, travel expenses and lodging at the designated conference venue.
How to Nominate:
Nominations for the Anne Devereaux Jordan Award are welcome from any current ChLA member. Nominations should be sent to the current ADJ Committee chair by October 1st of a given year. When nominating someone, please keep in mind that the award recognizes service and/or scholarship in the field of children's literature over the course of a career, though "service" to our field can be identified in a variety of ways. Please indicate how the nominee has contributed in one or both of these areas in your nomination letter.
Recipients of the Anne Devereaux Jordan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children's Literature
2016: Mark I. West (Acceptance Speech Video)
1992: Anne Devereaux Jordan