Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Purpose -The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is given to an American publisher for an outstanding children's book originally written in another language, then translated into English.

History -Established in 1966, this award honors Mildred L. Batchelder who was the executive director of the ALSC. She was known for promoting the translation of excellent children's books.

*Administered by the ALSC.
*No folk literature is accepted.
*Books must be published in the previous year.
*It is an annual award unless no book is deserving of the award, then no award is given in that year.
*The award consists of a citation and a plaque.

Recent winner - Mister Orange, published by Enchanted Lion Books, written by Truus Matti, and translated by Laura Watkinson.

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