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14th Annual Susan P. Bloom
Children's Book Discovery Award

 Children Reading 
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 6:30 p.m.

Lesley University, Cambridge

(University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue)


AMITHA KNIGHT for her young adult novel, Landwalker
HEATHER DEMETRIOS for her young adult novel,

The winning manuscripts, chosen by the Children's Book Committee, will be read by editors from

Candlewick, Houghton Mifflin or Knopf Books for Young Readers.

 The Children's Book Committee
Susan P. Bloom, Pat Lowery Collins, David Elliott, Susan Goodman, Robie Harris, Lisa Jahn-Clough, Liza Ketchum,
Lois Lowry, Mitali Perkins, Leslie Sills, and Kim Ablon Whitney.


PEN New England 
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