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Beehive Award 2019

The Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) is a volunteer organization of individuals who have a personal or professional interest in children's literature. The organization's purposes are: to encourage the reading, study, and writing of children's literature; to provide a forum for all points of view and levels of experience in children's books; and to gather and share information about children's literature. The association sponsors the Beehive Book Awards that motivate reading. CLAU annually sponsors awards in five categories: Picture Book Award, Fiction Book Award, Informational Book Award, Young Adults' Book Award, and Children's Poetry Book Award. Winners are chosen from the nominated books by the children of Utah, who vote for their favorite books.

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      Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R. B. G. vs. Inequality

      by Jonah Winter

      Dec 2017

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      2019 Final Nominee, Informational Nominee
      Structured as a court case in which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, this is the true story of how one of America's most "notorious" women bravely persevered to become the remarkable symbol of justice she is today. Glossary. Author's note. Full-color illustrations done with gouache, ink, and Photoshop.

      Eliza and Her Monsters

      by Francesca Zappia

      Sep 2017

      Young Adults

      2019 Final Nominee, Young Adult Nominee
      Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her offline, everything she's worked for begins to crumble. Black-and-white illustrations.

      Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat’s Foster Mom

      by Suzi Eszterhas

      Jul 2017

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      2019 Final Nominee, Informational Nominee
      Moto and Me tells the remarkable firsthand story of wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas's care for an orphaned baby serval—a small, spotted wildcat—in Kenya. Further information about servals. Full-color photographs and map.

      Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World

      by Allan Drummond

      Jun 2017

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      2019 Final Nominee, Informational Nominee
      This nonfiction picture book is about the women and children who led the social movement that made Amsterdam the most bike­friendly city in the world. Author's note with photographs. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations.

      Exo

      by Fonda Lee

      Mar 2017

      Fantasy/Science Fiction High Plus

      2019 Final Nominee, Young Adult Nominee
      It's been a century of peace since Earth became a colony of an alien race with far reaches into the galaxy, but now the fight for the future begins.
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