Sarah Park Dahlen is an Associate Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She researches Asian American youth literature and transracial Korean adoption. Dahlen co-editsResearch on Diversity in Youth Literature; co-edited Harry Potter and the Other: Race, Justice, and Difference in the Wizarding World; co-created the Diversity in Children’s Books infographics; and co-wrote the APALA Rubric to Evaluate Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth Literature.
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Claudette S. McLinn
Claudette S. McLinn (Chair) is the executive director of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature. Dr. McLinn has served on numerous book award committees and juries, and chaired the American Library Association’s 2022 Randolph Caldecott Award Committee and 2009 Pura Belpré Award Committee. She is the recipient of the 2023 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 2020 Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award.
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justin a. reynolds
justin a. reynolds has always wanted to be a writer. Opposite of Always, his debut YA novel, was an Indies Introduce Top Ten Debut, a School Library Journal Best Book, translated in 19 languages, and is being developed for film by Paramount Players. His Marvel graphic novel debut featuring Brooklyn’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales: Shock Waves, was an ABA Indie Bestseller. justin is also the co-founder of the CLE Reads Book Festival, a Cleveland Book Festival for middle-grade and young adult readers and writers.
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2023 National Book Awards Ceremony - featuring LeVar Burton welcome and special guest Oprah Winfrey
2023 National Book Awards Ceremony - Oprah Winfrey
National Book Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul Yamazaki, 2023
National Book Foundation’s Board Chair David Steinberger at the 74th National Book Awards
National Book Foundation Presents 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award to Rita Dove
National Book Foundation – Falling in Love with Reading
National Book Foundation’s Executive Director Ruth Dickey at the 74th National Book Awards
Dan Santat accepts 2023 National Book Award for Young People’s Lit. for A First Time for Everything
Stenio Gardel, Bruna Dantas Lobato accept 2023 Nat Book Award(Trans. Lit). for The Words That Remain
Craig Santos Perez accepts 2023 National Book Award, Poetry for from unincorporated territory [åmot]
Ned Blackhawk accepts the 2023 National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Rediscovery of America
Justin Torres accepts the 2023 National Book Award for Fiction for Blackouts
Statement from 2023 National Book Award Finalists
74th Annual National Book Awards Ceremony - Full Event
2023 National Book Awards Ballot - full color
2023 National Book Awards Ballot - printer friendly