Established in 1988 to honor distinguished Californians whose contributions through scholarship, research, authorship and/or leadership have had a significant and lasting impact on reading improvement.
Established in 1973 and named in honor of the late Superintendent of Oakland Public Schools, it is given to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to reading-language arts in our state.
Presented to a member of the California Reading Association who merits recognition for outstanding service to the organization.
Recognizes positive influences to education in California by a policymaker who has made a significant contribution to literacy.
Selected to represent all Celebrate Literacy Award winners at the annual conference.
Recognizes CRA Councils for council programming which is innovative or provides outstanding service to the local community.
Area 2—Placer Area Reading Council
Area 7—Greater San Diego Reading Council
Established in 1981 to recognize CRA members who have made an outstanding contribution to literacy in their area.
Area 2—Rosemary Rankin
Area 3—Shira Lubliner
Area 4—Gayle Watkins
Area 5—Charlotte Lucero
Area 6—Susan Kawell
Area 7—Melanie Miller
Recognizes students for their love of reading and their commitment to reading books as expressed in an essay.
K-2 Winner—Ismael Torres, Modesto City Schools, Modesto
3-5 Winner—Angelina Lira, Barstow Unified School District, Barstow
9-12 Winner—Kayla Renee Medley, Kelseyville Unified School District, Kelseyville
Recognizes the literacy efforts and contributions made by individuals, clubs, organizations and businesses in a local reading council’s immediate community.
Placer Area Reading Council
Girl Ambassador Troop #2155
Roseville Public Library
Sacramento Area Reading Association
Santa Clara County Reading Council
Dr. Mary Warner
Stanislaus Reading Council
Kern Reading Association
Inland Empire Reading Council
Greater San Diego Reading Association