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CAROL OTIS HURST BOOK AWARD:
2015 - James Skofield for his book Bear and Bird
2014 - Beatrice Gormley for her book Friends of Liberty
2013 - Henry Cole for his book Unspoken
2012 - Lois Lowry for her book Dear America: Like the Willow Tree
2011 - Gregory Mone for his book Fish
2010 - Jane Yolen for her book My Uncle Emily
2009 - Kay Winters for her book Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak
2008 - Milton Meltzer for his book Tough Times
The Carol Otis Hurst Children’s Book Prize, established in 2007 to celebrate the life and work of noted children’s author Carol Otis Hurst, honors outstanding works of fiction and non-fiction, including biography and memoir, written for children and young adults through the age of eighteen that exemplify the highest standards of research, analysis, and authorship in their portrayal of the New England Experience.
The prize ($500) will be presented annually to an author whose book treats the region’s history as broadly conceived to encompass one or more of the following elements: political experience, social development, fine and performing artistic expression, domestic life and arts, transportation and communication, changing technology, military experience at home and abroad, schooling, business and manufacturing, workers and the labor movement, agriculture and its transformation, racial and ethnic diversity, religious life and institutions, immigration and adjustment, sports at all levels, and the evolution of popular entertainment. The public presentation of the prize will be accompanied by a reading and/or talk by the recipient at a mutually agreed upon time during the spring immediately following the publication year. All traveling expenses will be covered by the Athenaeum.
Please direct all questions regarding the Hurst Prize to Jessica Blasko, Youth Services Librarian at the Westfield Athenaeum, at the above address or by telephone at 413-562-6158 ext. 5.