The 2018 inaugural LITA Committee Recognizing Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction welcomes your suggestions of books for the initial January 2018 list. Per the LITA Board, :
The LITA Committee Recognizing Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction is charged with selecting, annotating, and presenting for publication annually a list of notable children’s and young adult science fiction of the preceding year. The Committee meets extensively during the year and at the ALA Midwinter Meeting announces the Lists of those titles they believe to be notable. The Lists are intended to assist children, their parents and librarians in selecting books to read and to encourage them to seek out those that are considered notable among the many books available in bookstores and libraries. While it is not expected that every library of all sizes and types will necessarily select all of the books listed, it is hoped that children will find these books to be accessible.
Please note the following evaluation criteria:
- It is science fiction
- It possesses literary qualities of plot development, character development and a good story.
- It meets the guidelines for the specific selection list (Golden Duck, Eleanor Cameron and Hal Clement)
Please submit recommendations here, or contact the committee at SFnotables@gmail.com
Thank you, and we look forward to reviewing your suggestions!