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Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards

Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards

Wilkerson, Marshall Receive 2020 CPL Foundation Awards

A free online event on December 9 honors authors Isabel Wilkerson and Nate Marshall, and civic leader Donna LaPietra.

About the CPL Foundation Awards

These awards are presented annually by the Chicago Public Library Foundation in partnership with Chicago Public Library. Proceeds from the annual awards dinner support innovative and life-enriching programs at the Chicago Public Library.

The Carl Sandburg Literary Award honors an author whose significant body of work has enhanced the public's awareness of the written word.

The 21st Century Award honors an early-career author with ties to Chicago.

The Civic Award celebrates the leaders whose work significantly contributes to the strength and vitality of our great city.

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