Children's Literature Legacy Award

a prize awarded by the American Library Association (ALA) to writers or illustrators of children's books published in the United States who have, over a period of years, made substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature

The Children's Literature Legacy Award (known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal until 2018) is a prize awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), to writers or illustrators of children's books published in the United States who have, over a period of years, made substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature. The bronze medal prize was named after its first winner, twentieth-century American author Laura Ingalls Wilder.Originally, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal was awarded every five years, awarding six prizes between 1955 and 1980. From 1980 to 2001 it was awarded every three years, awarding seven prizes. From 2001 to 2015 it was awarded every two years. The most recent author to receive the award was Jacqueline Woodson in 2018. It is now awarded annually.
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award received: Children's Literature Legacy Award

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Author

Jerry Pinkney cover

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Jerry Pinkney

African American children's book illustrator and writer

works

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The Lion & the Mouse

book by Jerry Pinkney

author: Jerry Pinkney
illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

2009

I Want to Be

book by Thylias Moss

author: Thylias Moss
illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

1993

Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me

book by Ann Grifalconi

author: Ann Grifalconi
illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

2007

Song of the Trees

novel by Mildred D. Taylor

author: Mildred D. Taylor
illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

1975

Noah's Ark

book by Jerry Pinkney

author: Jerry Pinkney

2002

Author

Eric Carle

American children's illustrator and writer

works

34

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

American children's picture book, 1967

author: Bill Martin, Jr.
illustrator: Eric Carle

1967

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

book by Eric Carle

author: Eric Carle

1969

The Grouchy Ladybug

book by Eric Carle

author: Eric Carle
illustrator: Eric Carle

1977

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

American children's picture book, 1991, board book

author: Bill Martin, Jr.
illustrator: Eric Carle

1991

Author

Katherine Paterson cover

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Katherine Paterson

American children's writer born and mainly raised in China

Author

Maurice Sendak

American illustrator and writer of children's books

Author

E. B. White cover

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E. B. White

American writer

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