Center for Children’s Literature
Irma Black Award
The Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature (Irma Black Award) goes to an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black Award is unusual in that children are the final judges of the winning book.
Irma Black Award Ceremony
Thousands of children in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, the UAE and Latin America will participate in the voting. The winner and honorees will accept their awards on Thursday, May 14, 2020. The event will be open to the public. Caldecott winner, Sophie Blackall will be the keynote. If you are not able to attend, check back here for the KidLit TV URL of the livestream of the event.