Lois Lenski

Awards and Honors

    • Newbery Honor Book, Phebe Fairchild: Her Book, 1937
    • Newbery Honor Book, Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison. Stokes, 1942
    • Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Medal (best juvenile book of the year by an Ohio author) for Bayou Suzette, 1944
    • Newbery Medal, American Library Association, for Strawberry Girl, 1946
    • Children’s Book Award, Child Study Association of America, for Judy’s Journey, 1947
    • Honorary doctorate in literature from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, 1959
    • Honorary doctor of humane letters, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1962
    • Honorary doctor of literature, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, 1966
    • Children’s Collection Medallion from University of Southern Mississippi, 1969
    • The medallion is inscribed, “Out of her riches, she gives gifts to the children of all time.”
    • In her acceptance speech, Lois Lenski said the medallion should read: “Out of their riches, they gave freely, abundantly, and lovingly to her to make her books possible.” [meaning the children]
    • Regina Medal for a lifetime of distinguished service, the highest award of the Catholic Library Association, 1969

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