Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozado is the winner of the 2010 APALA Travel Grant. Lessa currently works at the Woodcrest Library for the County of Los Angeles Public Library System. She is a Children’s Services Librarian and is passionate about serving the diverse patrons of her library. She has a research interest in library services to Pacific Islanders, and is an active member of several APALA committees and task forces. She has served on the APALA Literature Award Committees for Youth Literature and Picture Books, and is also a member of the APALA Family Literacy Task Force.

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