EJK Award Committee

Rita Auerbach (retired librarian), Chair

Claudette McLinn, Executive Director,Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature

Vaunda Nelson, Author, Youth Services Librarian (retired), Rio Rancho Public Library, New Mexico

Deborah Taylor, Coordinator, Student & Youth Services (Retired), Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore

Jennifer M. Brown, Senior Editor, Shelf Awareness

Ellen Ruffin, Curator Literature Collection (Ex Officio – non-voting member), De Grummond Collection

Pat Cummings, Author/Illustrator

Melissa Sweet, Author/Illustrator

Chris Raschka, Author/Illustrator

Carmen Agra Deedy, Author/Storyteller