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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2015     Views: 17

Established in 1952 at Emporia State University by Ruth Garver Gagliardo, these awards are given to authors whose books receive the most votes from the children of Kansas in grades 3-5 & 6-8. It honors William Allen White, late editor and owner of the Emporia Gazette and one of Kansas' most distinguished and beloved citizens. For more information on the book award go to the William Allen White Children’s Book Award link in the right hand menu on the ESU Library’s home page.

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