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Marion Seary Endangered Book Award.

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Friends and colleagues of the late Marion Seary have established a new award--the Marion Seary Endangered Book Award.

Marion Seary--reader, bookseller, librarian and bestower of books on the young--was a fierce advocate of excellent writing, beautiful illustrations and deep imagination in books for children. The Endangered Book Award will name wonderful books that are in danger of no longer receiving the readership they deserve.

The award will recognize and honour five important children's books (for infants to age 12) that the committee feels should never go out of print, but which are not recognized as classics. The list will include at least one, if not more, Canadian titles. All books must be in print; gender and diversity must be represented.

The release of the first annual Marion Seary Endangered Book Award will be in early 2008 around the time of the Ontario Library Association's Super Conference. The committee includes: David Booth, Larry Swartz, Judy Sarick, Bob Barton, Michael Seary, Celia Lottridge, Linda Granfield and Maria Martella.

Because Marion was a supporter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), people who would like to support the award are encouraged to make a donation to IBBY Canada (tax receipts will be issued). Please send donations, payable to IBBY Canada, to Tinlids Inc., 130 Martin Ross Ave, Toronto, ON M3J 2L4. Anyone with questions is welcome to contact Linda Granfield (lindagranfield@sympatico.ca) or Maria Martella (maria@tinlids.ca). Further information will be available online in the near future.

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Publication:Canadian Children's Book News
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Date:Sep 22, 2007
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