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FOCAL      Friends of Children and Literature

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THE FOCAL ESSAY CONTEST


For Students in Grades 3 - 8

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The FOCAL Award is presented annually to an author for a creative work that enriches a child's appreciation for and understanding of California.


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The 2021 award goes to —


Biddy Mason Speaks Up


by Arisa White

(Berkeley, California : Heyday, [2019]
(call number: x 92 M398Wh)




The FOCAL essay contest for 2021 will not be held this year..





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