Freeman Book Awards – Committee Members

Publishers are invited to submit entries to the following committee members, at the addresses listed:

Category 1: Children’s Literature (Picture/Elementary Level – up to grade 5)

Namji Steinemann, Director, AsiaPacificEd Program
The East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848

Anne Prescott, Director, Five College Center for East Asian Studies, Smith College
Five College Center for East Asian Studies, Smith College
138 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063

Abigail Alyn Grose, Teacher, University School
293 Antioch Circle West
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Teri Fulton, Instructional Coach, Kansas Public Schools
2709 West 51st Terrace
Westwood, KS 66205

Patricia Bliquez, Teacher-Librarian, McDonald International School
4326 Densmore N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Jane Kloecker, Founding Director, The Science and Nature Program and Family Initiatives, American Museum of Natural History
290 Riverside Drive, Apt 13A
New York, NY 10025

Chair: Karen Kane, Associate Director, Asia for Educators
Weatherhead East Asia Institute,
Columbia University, MC 3333
420 W 118th St
New York, NY 10027


Category 2: Young Adult’s Literature (Secondary Reading Level – grades 6-12)

Gwen Johnson, Teacher, Scarsdale High School
Scarsdale High School
1057 Post Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Mary Barnes, Outreach Coordinator, East Asia Resource Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
615 Bellevue Avenue E #206
Seattle, WA 98102

Janet Koza, Teacher, Kathryn P. Stoklosa Middle School
449 Elliott St.
Beverly, MA 01915

Mandy Perret, Teacher, Dutchtown High School
37352 Mindy Way
Prairieville LA 70769

Becky Vizulis, Teacher, Dover Sherborn High School
172 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02458

Linda Ensor, English Teacher, Shore Regional High School
812 Center St.
Red Bank, NJ 07701-6269

Constance Vidor, Director, Library Services, Friends Seminary
355 Riverside Dr. #12E
New York, New York 10025

Jean Hanson, Director of Library Services, Wooster Academy
81 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604

Chair: Roberta Martin, Director, Asia for Educators
Weatherhead East Asia Institute,
Columbia University, MC 3333
420 W 118th St
New York, NY 10027


Book Eligibility Reminder

1. The publication date must match that of the award year (i.e. only titles published in 2016 will be considered for the 2017 award cycle).

The award year designation is the year in which the award is announced–that is, the year following the year of publication: for example, the 2018 Freeman Book Awards will recognize titles published during 2017.

2. The title may be for primary or secondary reading level.

3. Language of publication may be English or any one of the East or Southeast Asian languages, as long as there is English translation.

4. The book must be published in the United States, or by a publisher with offices within the U.S.

5. Submissions may be fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction.

The committee will make a determination as to eligible non-fiction. Generally the committee considers titles that include a narrative element. Fact books are not eligible.

6. A book will only be considered in its first year of publication in the United States. A book originally published in the U.S. in English with a translated edition in a subsequent year will only be eligible in the year of the first edition in the U.S.

A book first published in another country in a previous year, then published in the United States in translation, may compete for the award in the year of its U.S. publication.