JEREMIAH LUDINGTON MEMORIAL AWARD


In 1975, Jeremiah Ludington, owner of Ludington News Company in Detroit, Michigan, founded the Educational Paperback Association, now known as the Educational Book and Media Association. To honor his dedication and commitment to the educational paperback market, the EPA in 1979 established the Jeremiah Ludington Memorial Award.  

The Ludington award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the educational paperback business, and is the EBMA version of a "Lifetime Achievement Award."  Recipients receive a framed certificate and EBMA presents a $2,500 check to the charity of their choice.  Past winners of the award have included illustrators, authors, educators, and librarians such as John Scieszka, Lois Lowry, Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume. 


39th ANNUAL WINNER

Congratulations to the 39th Annual (2017) Ludington Award winner, Kate DiCamillo. Kate DiCamillo is a highly decorated author who is beloved by both educators and young readers. She is one of only two authors to receive two Newbery Medals recognizing her work, The Tale of Despereaux (2004) and Flora and Ulysses (2013). She has also received the Newbery Honor for her novel Because of Winn-Dixie (2001), the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2006), and the Theodor Geisel Medal and honor for Bink and Gollie, co-author Alison McGhee (2011) and Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (2007). In 2014 and 2015 she was the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Emerita, appointed by the Library of Congress. .

Click here to read the Ludington Award Press Release announced on October 26, 2017.


PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE LUDINGTON AWARD:


       

2016
Ashley Bryan

Illustrator

  

2015
Pam Muñoz Ryan

Author

 

2014

David Wiesner

Author/Illustrator 

                

2013

Brian Selznick

Author/Illustrator 

 

2012

Russell Freedman

Author

 

 

 2011

Sharon Draper

Author

 

 2010
Steven Kellogg
Author/Illustrator

 


2009
Jon Scieska
Author/Illustrator



2008
Kevin Henkes
Author/Illustrator

 



2007
Anita Silvey
Author/Educator

 


2006
Marc Brown
Author

 


2005
Mary Pope Osborne
Author

 


2004
Richard Peck
Author

 


2003
Jean Craighead
George
Author

 


2002
Seymour Simon
Author

 


2001
Charlotte Zolotow
Author/Editor

 


2000
Tomie dePaola
Illustrator/Author

 


1999
Paula Danziger
Author

 


1998
Lois Lowry
Author

 


1997
Dori Bass
Librarian,
Publisher

 


1996
Barbara Ellemen
Critic/Author

 


1995
Katherine Paterson
Author 

 


1994
Gary Paulsen
Author

 


1993
Walter Dean Myers
Author

 


1992
Bernice Cullinan, Ph.D
Educator/Author

 


1991
Norman Bridwell
Educator/Author

 


1990
Patricia Reilly Giff
Author

 


1989
Stan and Jan
Berenstain
Illustrators/Authors

 


1988
Jim Trelease
Author

 


1987
Beverly Cleary
Author

 


1986
Edward Packard
&
R.A. Montgomery
(pictured)
Authors

 

1985
M. Jerry Weiss

Educator/Author

No Photo Available

 


1984
Marilyn Abel
EPA Executive
Secretary

 


1983
Judy Blume
Author

 


1982
Ruth Graves
R.I.F. Founder

 


1981
Dr. Mary K.
Chelton
Educator/Author

 1980
Charles Reasoner

Educator/Author

 1979
Gene Alfonsi

Past EPA President

     

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