The American Booksellers Association and the Children’s Book Council announced plans last week to bring back two favorite children’s book events — the silent auction to benefit the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and Every Child a Reader, featuring the Children’s and Teen Book Awards.
The winners of the 2017 Children and Teen Choice Book Awards will be announced at the silent auction of children’s book art by the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, who will serve as honorary chair of the event. The winners of the awards will be determined in voting by children and teens across the country next spring.
The silent auction and awards announcement will take place at BookExpo at New York’s Javits Convention Center on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 5:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., capping a full day of programming for booksellers. Watch for more details in the weeks to come.