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Press Release Fun: The 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture!

Yet another reason why we all should live in Minneapolis. I ain’t kidding, actually. Man, I wish I could go to this.

Rejoice the Legacy! 
What: 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
When: Saturday, May 3, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7:00 p.m. with reception and book signing following
Where: Willey Hall, West Bank, University of Minnesota 225 19th Avenue S
, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Who: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Who is this event for?Parents , Educators and Librarians and children over twelve. Anyone interested in Children’s Literature, Literacy and Education. Groups are welcome.


Best-selling author Andrea Davis Pinkney will present the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture at the University of Minnesota on May 3, 7 p.m. This national event is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required for admission. Get tickets at  . Groups of over 20 are encouraged to make reservations by emailing or calling 612-626-9182. For information about the exhibit Rejoice the Legacy! open through May 10, 2014.

The Arbuthnot Honor Lecture celebrates May Hill Arbuthnot, who served as a strong voice for children’s literature. Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) chooses a lecturer who contributes a significant research paper to the field of children’s literature. The paper is subsequently published in “Children & Libraries,” the journal of the ALSC. ALSC established the lecture series in 1969.

About Andrea Davis Pinkney
Andrea Davis Pinkney is a New York Times best-selling writer of more than 20 books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, and nonfiction.  During the course of her career, Pinkney has launched many high-profile publishing and entertainment entities, including Hyperion Books for Children/Disney Publishing’s Jump at the Sun imprint, which is the first African American children’s book imprint at a major publishing company.

About the Children’s Literature Research Collections
The Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries was chosen to host the event by the ALSC and its 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee. The CLRC includes the Kerlan Collection — one of the world’s great children’s literature research collections — and includes books, original illustrations, and manuscripts significant in the history of children’s literature, including those of Pinkney.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.