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Encyclopedia > Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award is an annual award for new American Children's books, given in Vermont and named after Vermont author Dorothy Canfield Fisher. It is unique in that the winning book is chosen by the vote of schoolchildren. Basic Characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... Dorothy Canfield Fisher (February 17, 1879-November 9, 1958) was an educational reformer, social activist, and best-selling American author in the early decades of the Twentieth century. ...


The award was first given in 1957. It is co-sponsored by the Vermont State PTA and the Vermont Department of Libraries. Each spring, a committee of eight adult judges carefully selects 30 books to comprise the shortlist for the award. Vermont schoolchildren who have read at least 5 books from the list then vote for their favorite titles the following spring. The winning author is invited to visit Vermont to speak with children about the experience of writing literature for young people. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a voluntary organization bringing together parents and teachers of pupils in a particular school or school district, usually for fund-raising, building parental involvement at school and other activities relating to the welfare of the school, rather than the progress of individual pupils. ...


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