The Westchester Library Association is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the interests of librarians, library support staff, trustees, and friends, and to increasing public awareness of libraries and library services in Westchester County, New York.

Thank you for attending the WLA 2015 Annual Conference. Stay tuned for information about upcoming events!

Officers for 2015-2016

President: Liz Anastasi
Vice President: Sara Rodgers
Treasurer: Sharon Rothman
Secretary: Mallory Harlen



Ashford, Barbara (New Rochelle).  Spellcast.  DAW Books, 2011.

Barbieri, Maggie (Croton).  Extra Credit.  New York: St. Martin’s, 2012.

DeLillo, Don (Yonkers).  The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories.  New York: Scribner, 2011.

Engelmann, Karen (Dobbs Ferry).  Stockholm Octavo.  New York: Ecco Press, 2012.

Gross, Andrew (Purchase).  Eyes Wide Open.  New York: William Morrow, 2011.

Santiago, Esmeralda (Somers).  Conquistadora.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

Staub, Wendy Corsi (Katonah).  Nightwatcher.  New York: Harper, 2012.

Tropper, Jonathan (New Rochelle).  One Last Thing Before I Go.  New York: Penguin, 2012.

Woodruff, Lee (Rye).  Those We Love Most.  New York: Voice/Hyperion, 2012.

Zimmerman, Jean (Ossining).  The Orphanmaster.  New York: Viking Press, 2012


Courage, Richard (Valhalla) and Robert Bone.  The Muse in Bronzeville:  African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011.

Fleder, Rob (Briarcliff Manor).  Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team.  New York: Ecco, 2012.

Gilbert, Allison (Irvington).  Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children.  New York: Hyperion, 2011.

Kennedy, Kostya  (Larchmont).  56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports.  New York: Sports Illustrated Books, 2011.

Massie, Robert K. (Irvington).  Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman.  New York: Random House, 2011.

Pearlman, Jeff (New Rochelle).  Sweetness: the Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton.  Gotham, 2011.

Reisler, Jim (Irvington).  Igniting the flame: America’s first Olympic team.  Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2012.

Rosenstrach, Jenny (Dobbs Ferry).  Dinner: a Love Story.  New York: Ecco, 2012.

Steinberg, Jacques (Larchmont).  You are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World’s Toughest Triathlon.  New York: Viking, 2011.

Tarrant-Reid, Linda (New Rochelle).  Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century.  New York: Abrams, 2012.

Warner, Priscilla (Larchmont).  Learning to Breathe: My Year-Long Quest to Bring Calm to My Life.  New York: Free Press, 2011.

Wickenden, Dorothy (Pelham).  Nothing Daunted: the Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West.  New York: Scribner, 2011.

Zevin, Dan (Larchmont).  Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad.  New York: Scribner, 2012.

Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award
2012 Winners

Bateman, Teresa. The Leprechaun under the Bed. Illustrated by Paul Meisel. Holiday House, 2012.

Claflin, Willy. Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs: A Maynard Moose Tale. Illustrated by James Stimson. August House, 2011

Ellis, Elizabeth. From Plot to Narrative: A Step-By-Step Process of Story Creation and Enhancement. Parkhurst Brothers, Inc., 2012.

Ford, Lyn. Affrilachian Tales: Folktales from the African-American Appalachian Tradition. Parkhurst Brothers, Inc., 2012.

Gotschall, Jonathan. The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

Hamilton, Mary. Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies. University Press of Kentucky, 2012.

Lyon, George Ella. Which Side Are You On: The Story of a Song. Illustrated by Christopher Cardinale. Cinco Puntos Press, 2011.

MacDonald, Margaret Read. The Boy from the Dragon Palace. Illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa. Albert Whitman and Company, 2011.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Hyperion Books an imprint of Disney/Jump at the Sun, 2012.

Pullman, Philip. Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm. Viking Adult, 2012

Strauss, Linda Leopold. The Elijah’s Door: A Passover Tale. Illustrated by Alexie Natchev. Holiday House, 2012.

Suresha, Ron J The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin. Lethe Press, 2011

Van Dusen, Chris. King Hugo’s Huge Ego. Candlewick, 2011.