Lauren Aimonette Liang has been given the prestigious honor of being named one of the 15 members of the 2017 Caldecott Medal Committee.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. It is given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
In children’s literature and publishing, many equate winning the Caldecott Medal to winning an Academy Award. Nearly every children's library and bookstore in the US orders copies of the Caldecott medal and honor books. There are typically record sales on the winning titles each year after the announcements, with titles often going immediately out of stock. The announcement of the Caldecott is broadcast live each year. In the past, winners have appeared on the Today Show and other morning news programs the next day.
This year’s Caldecott winner was announced on Monday, January 11. You can find articles about this on NPR, CNN, USA Today, etc.
The Caldecott website is the following: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal