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2014 Arbuthnot Lecture Host Applications Due Apr. 22

2014 Arbuthnot Lecturer Andrea Davis Pinkney

The deadline for submitting applications to host the 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney is fast approaching! Applications are due Monday, April 22, 2013.

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. Her work includes such award winning titles “Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters,” illustrated by Stephen Alcorn, published by Harcourt,a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book;and “Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra,” illustrated by Brian Pinkney, published by Hyperion Books for Children, a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

The Arbuthnot Lecture is an annual event, announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, in which an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children’s literature presents a paper that makes a significant contribution to the field. A library school, department of education in a college or university or a children’s library system may be considered. The lecture is administered by ALSC.

Host site application forms can be downloaded at the ALSC website. Applications are due April 22, 2013. Information about host site responsibilities is included in the application materials. The lecture traditionally is held in April or early May.

To download the application, please visit the 2014 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture site.

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