The Carolyn Field committee solicits books from publishers, the committee reviews the books, and then makes a final selection of 5. Over the years there has been a wide variety of books selected, from picture books to young teen, fiction to non-fiction. A good book is a good book! The chosen selections are sent out to Youth Services Division members who then vote for their choice.
The 2009 winner was:Susan Campbell Bartoletti, for The Boy Who Dared .
In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hubener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.
The 2010 committee is currently working to select 5 books for nomination for the award. The committee will be announcing the nominated titles in February.
Bianca Roberts, Chair Carolyn Fields Award Committee
I thank this year's committee and we are looking for volunteers for the 2011 committee. Only requirement is that you like to read! Any takers? Let me know.