The Judy Lopez Memorial Foundation

and the

Women’s National Book Association/ 
Los Angeles Chapter


The Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature
Now in its 31st year

It’s all about good books for young readers.

The 2016 Winners

Judy Lopez Award Medal The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial Books)
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper (Atheneum Books)
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones (Alfred A. Knopf)
The Sign of the Cat by Lynne Jonell (Henry Holt)

The award was presented in September at the Marina del Rey Hotel. Those in attendance were treated to inspiring speeches by Kelly Jones and Kimberley Brubaker Bradley, and a video acceptance speech by Sharon Draper.