Brookwood School librarian Sheila Geraty received the prestigious honor of being selected as a judge of the 2017 Boston Globe Horn Book Awards. The Awards, first presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, are among the most highly regarded honors in the fields of children’s and young adult literature.
A Brookwood educator for 18 years, Shelia’s selection from amongst her peer school librarians nationally is particularly noteworthy because candidates do not apply or petition for the position. To be named to the committee of four who will bestow the 2017 awards, librarians are chosen by recommendation and reputation. Being named as a judge is an exceptional honor and recognition of a career of accomplishment.
“I'm thrilled to have been selected to serve as a judge for this year's recognition of excellence in literature for children and young adults,” Sheila says. “The Boston Globe Horn Book Awards are among the most well-known and prestigious in the field and I am honored to be able to contribute my knowledge, expertise and experience to the selection process.
“We are enormously proud of Sheila for receiving this important honor and excited that her work at Brookwood is being recognized on a national level,” says Brookwood Head of School Laura Caron. “And we know this recognition to be well-deserved. Sheila is a true professional who brings expertise and excitement to her job and to Brookwood's library, and our students are the beneficiaries of her talents and wealth of knowledge. Each day, Sheila inspires students - from our youngest to our oldest - to love reading."
First published in 1924, The Horn Book Magazine provides its readership with in-depth reviews of the best new books for children and young adults as well as features, articles, and editorials. The Horn Book Guide, published twice annually, provides comprehensive reviews and a numerical rating for every hardcover children’s book published in the United States during the previous publishing season.
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