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Edited Book Award Committee
The ChLA Edited Book Award is awarded annually by the Children's Literature Association to recognize the contributions of an outstanding edited collection of essays to children's literature history, scholarship, and criticism. Eligible titles must be published, book-length edited collections that make a distinct or significant contribution to our understanding of children's literature from a literary, cultural, historical, or theoretical perspective. They must be written in English exclusively by the authors whose names appear in the list of contributors and the editor(s) whose name(s) appear on the title page, and they must bear a copyright date of the year under consideration. New editions of previously published books and books containing reprints of previously published essays are not eligible. Biographical studies and studies of children's films and other media are eligible. Volumes with a primarily pedagogical focus and reference works are not.
Chair: Mike Cadden, Missouri Western State University, 2016-2019