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NCTE Children's Poetry Awards Committee

Charge

To recommend on a regular basis (every two years beginning in 2009) the name of a living American poet or anthologist to the NCTE Executive Committee to receive the NCTE Children's Poetry Award in recognition of his or her aggregate work.

To establish an annual list of Notable Poetry Books published in the current year by any poet, living or deceased, and of any nationality.*

To establish an annual list of Notable Verse Novels published in the current year by any poet, living or deceased, and of any nationality.*

To sustain a collection of poetry books of past and future award winners in the University of Minnesota, Kerlan Collection.

To recognize and foster excellence in children’s poetry by encouraging its publication.

To explore ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays.

*Criteria for annual Notable Poetry List and Notable Verse Novel List will be submitted in July 2017.

Poetry Award SealNCTE Poetry Award Winners

2017 Award Winner:  Marilyn Nelson


2016 Annual Report 

Current Members

Chair, Karen Hildebrand (December 2017)
(Delaware City Schools, OH)

Patricia (Trish) Bandre (December 2019)
(USD 305, Salina, KS)

Lesley Colabucci (December 2018)
(Millersville University, PA)

Laretta Henderson (December 2018)
(University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Lisa Muller (December 2017)
(Castle High School, Newburgh, IN)

Lisa Patrick (December 2019)
(Ohio State University, Columbus)

Executive Committee Liaison, Franki Sibberson
(Indian Run Elementary School, Dublin, OH)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters-Moore

 

Past Members 

 

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