The 2020 FOCAL Award winner is...
Todos Iguales: Un Corrido de Lemon Grove = All Equal: A Ballad of Lemon Grove
Author/Illustrator: Christy Hale
Summary: "The story of the 1931 Lemon Grove incident, in which Mexican families in southern California won the first school desegregation case in United States history. Told in Spanish and English. Includes a corrido (ballad), and information about the people involved and events leading up to and after the court case ruling"
Contest Information: PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES. Essays will be due August 3, winners will be notified by August 17, 2020
The FOCAL Award Luncheon will be September 5, 2020 at 12 noon at LAPL Central in the auditorium with buffet luncheon in the adjoining patio.
2020 Essay Contest information|
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FOCAL Award Committee 2020
|Michele Marot - Chair of the Award Committee||FOCAL Board Member at Large; LAUSD MS Math/Science Teacher, retired; Battle of the Books|
|Kate Aaronson||Children's Librarian, Valley Plaza Branch Library, LAPL|
|Stacey May||Lower School Librarian, Chandler School|
|Carolyn McWilliams||Playa Vista Branch, LAPL Volunteer; Educational Support Services, LLC|
|Kristin Peers||Children's Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, LAPL|
|Carol Raby||FOCAL Board Member at Large; Library Events Manager, Loyola Marymount University|
|Sara Rebman||Children's Librarian, LAPL Central|
|Meredith McGowan - Ex-officio Committee Participant||Acting Senior Librarian, Sherman Oaks Branch, LAPL|
|Caroline Gill - Ex-officio Committee Participant||FOCAL President; LAUSD Teacher Librarian, retired|