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Book awards: John and Patricia Beatty Award

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Chang's Paper Pony by Eleanor Coerr1989
The Great American Gold Rush by Rhoda Blumberg1990
Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto1991
Sierra (Trophy Picture Books) by Diane Siebert1992
Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley1993
Dragon's Gate by Laurence Yep1994
Cat Running by Zilpha Keatley Snyder1995
Summer on Wheels by Gary Soto1996
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman1997
The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jimenez1998
Bandit's Moon by Sid Fleischman1999
The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party by Marian Calabro2000
Hurry Freedom by Jerry Stanley2001
Any Small Goodness: A Novel Of The Barrio by Tony Johnston2002
Ansel Adams: America's Photographer by Beverly Gherman2003
Cecil Poole : a life in the law by James Haskins2004
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko2005
The Balloon Boy of San Francisco by Dorothy Kupcha Leland2006
Julia Morgan Built a Castle by Celeste Mannis2007
Letters from the Corrugated Castle: A Novel of Gold Rush California, 1850-1852 by Joan W. Blos2008
Steinbeck's Ghost by Lewis Buzbee2009
Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French2010
The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz2011
One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin2012
The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb Rosenstock2013
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by H. Joseph Hopkins2014

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The California Library Association's John and Patricia Beatty Award, sponsored by Baker and Taylor, honors the author of a distinguished book for children or young adults that best promotes an awareness of California and its people.

A committee of CLA members selects the winning title from books published in the United States during the preceding year. Patricia Beatty donated the initial cash endowment for the Award which now honors both her husband, John Beatty, who served as professor of English history and humanities at the University of California at Riverside prior to his death in 1975, and Patricia herself who died in 1991. Together the Beattys wrote eleven books of fiction for young readers; Patricia Beatty wrote numerous other books for young people, of which many have California or western settings.

It was Patricia Beatty's hope that the award will encourage the writing of quality children's books that bring us an awareness of California, its heritage or its future. The Beatty Award Medal was designed by Miyo LeFever.

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