A Second Look: It’s Like This, Cat

In late January 1964, a committee of twenty-three librarians from around the country met in a small room in a Chicago hotel to select the Newbery and Caldecott winners from a group of eligible books that had been published in 1963. In those years, the executive board members of ALA’s Children’s Services Division (now ALSC) were on the committee, with the president-elect serving as chair. In addition to the 1964 Newbery-Caldecott committee chair, Helen R. Sattley, the roster reads like a who’s-who of twentieth-century children’s library services leaders, including Augusta Baker, head of children’s services at New York Public Library…

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