CSLA’s Rodda Book Award, named for lifetime CSLA member, Dot Rodda, recognizes a book that exhibits excellence in writing and has contributed significantly to congregational libraries through promotion of spiritual growth. The award is given to books for adults, young adults, and children on a three-year-rotational basis.
Rodda Award Nominations
The 2017 Rodda Award will be given for children’s literature. Members may use this nomination form to submit up to 3 books for the 2017 award. Nominations are due by Nov. 15, 2016.
Rodda Award Winners
|2016||Coaltown Jesus||Ron Koertge||Teen/YA|
|2015||Jesus: First-Century Rabbi||Rabbi David Zaslow||Adult|
|2014||Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing||Sally Lloyd-Jones||Children|
|2013||With a Name Like Love||Tess Hilmo||Teen/YA|
|2012||An Altar in the World||Barbara Brown Taylor||Adult|
|2011||Faith||Maya Ajmera, Magda Nakasis & Cynthia Pon||Children|
|2010||Heart of a Shepherd||Rosanne Parry||Teen/YA|
|2009||My Father’s Paradise||Ariel Sabar||Adult|
|2008||Sleep in Peace||Ingrid Hess||Children|
|2007||A Friend at Midnight||Caroline B. Cooney||Teen/YA|