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About
Heidi K. Hammond
is an associate professor and coordinator of the school library media specialist portion of the MLIS program at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has twenty-three years of experience as a school librarian at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Hammond served on the 2011 Randolph Caldecott Award Committee (Association for Library Service to Children) that selected A Sick Day for Amos McGee. She was a member of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee (Young Adult Library Services Association) that selected Tamora Pierce. She also served on the 2016 YALSA’s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Committee that chose Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War.
 
Gail D. Nordstrom
is the public library consultant for Viking Library System in western Minnesota. Previously she was the youth services librarian for Stillwater (Minnesota) Public Library, where she worked with children, teens, and caregivers for nineteen years.
Nordstrom continues to share her enthusiasm for children's literature in workshops and conferences. She served on the 2011 Randolph Caldecott Award Committee (Association for Library Service to Children) that selected A Sick Day for Amos McGee. She was also a member of the 2002 John Newbery Award Committee (ALSC) that selected A Single Shard. Most recently, she served on the 2017 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Committee (ALSC) that chose March: Book Three.
 
     
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