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Children's literature Association Award for the Best Book about Children's Literature Published in 1990

The Children's Literature Association Book Award Committee is pleased to announce that it has awarded the prize for the best book published in 1990 to Millicent Lenz's Nuclear Age Literature for Youth: The Quest for a Life-Affirming Ethic (Chicago and New York: ALA, 1990). Second Prize goes to Dianne Johnson's Telling Tales: The Pedagogy and Promises of African American Literature for Youth (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1990), and Honorable Mention to Gary D. Schmidt, Robert McClosky (Boston: Twayne/Macmillan, 1990).

Butler Collection to Go to Hollins, Peace Games to Harvard

Francelia Butler has designated Hollins College, now the home of Children's Literature, as the recipient of her collection of 4,000 papers and children's books, which includes many first editions and presentation copies. Her Peace Games, first celebrated at the University of Connecticut in May 1990, will move to Harvard under the auspices of The Phillips Brooks House Association, an undergraduate public service organization. Harvard plans to give the games wider, possibly international, exposure.

Paper Call Reminders

Children's Literature Association Annual International Meeting, June 2-5, 1994: A Sense of Place. Deadline January 31, 1994.

We invite papers and proposals for workshops and panel discussions. Papers should be 8-10 pages, double-spaced (20 minutes reading time) and should conform to the new MLA citation format. See Winter 1992-93 Quarterly for details. Address papers & proposals to:

Phyllis Bixler
Department of English
Southwest Missouri State University
901 South National
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Winter 1994-95; Deadline February 15, 1994. Ecology and the Child: Trends in Children's Literature. See Winter 1992-93 Quarterly for details. Address manuscripts to:

Betty Greenway
English Department
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH 44555

Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Fall 1994; Deadline January 31, 1994. Nursery Rhymes. See Summer 1992 Quarterly for details. Address manuscripts to:

Ronald Reichertz or Jacqueline Reid-Walsh
Department of English
Arts Building
McGill University
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T6

The Lion and the Unicorn

Spring 1994; Deadline June 15, 1993. Recent developments in European children's literature theory. See Summer 1992 Quarterly for details. Please send the original and two copies of manuscripts in MLA format to:

J.D. Stahl
Department of English
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0112.

Communications Received

Hollins Summer Institute

Hollins College is offering a Summer Institute in Children's Literature, June 21-July 30, 1993. The faculty will include R.H.W. Dillard (creative writing), Elizabeth Keyser (exploring the margins between adult and children's literature), J.D. Stahl (myth and folk tale), and Opal Moore (minority images in children's literature). For more information, contact:

Amanda Cockrell, Director
Summer Institute in Children's Literature
Hollins College
P.O. Box 9678
Roanoke, VA 24020-1678
(703) 362-6024

Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the ALA, has announced the availability of the Bechtel Fellowship to be awarded for the first time in 1994. Up to three $3,750 fellowships will be awarded annually to qualified children's librarians who wish to spend a month or more reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville. Candidates should be ALSC members with at least 12 years professional experience in direct service to children and graduates in library science from an ALA-accredited program. Applications should include a description of the topic of study for the fellowship period and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to motivating children to read. Deadline December 1, 1993. Contact ALA Information Center, 800-545-2433, ext 2153. [End Page 47]

Information Sought

A third edition of Special Collections in Children's Literature, edited by Carolyn Field, will be published by the American Library Association. The National Planning for Special Collections Committee is seeking information on new collections that have been formed since the early 1980s, as well as those missed in previous editions. Please send information to:

Carolyn Field, Editor...


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