Congratulations to Katherine Paterson who has been chosen as a judge for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Awards will be announced in November, 2016. She is an honorary board member of CLNE and will be a speaker at the 2016 CLNE Symposium.
Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. The Master Puppeteer won the National Book Award in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins won the National Book Award in 1979 and was a Newbery Honor Book. For her body of work she received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1998, had Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006, and in 2000 was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.