The William Allen White Children's Book Awards, established and directed by Emporia State University, was founded in 1952 by the late Ruth Garver Gagliardo, to honor the memory of one of the state's most distinguished citizens by encouraging the boys and girls of Kansas to read and enjoy good books. The White Awards Program is supported in part by the Trusler Foundation.
These books are a subset of the books on the lists here. Note from the website -�Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. According to the Notables Criteria,