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Apply to host the 2025 Children’s Literature Lecture with Kyle Lukoff!

The 2025 Children’s Literature Lecture Award committee is excited to announce the opening of the application to host the 2025 event featuring award-winning author, Kyle Lukoff.

The Children’s Literature Lecture is an annual event, announced at ALA LibLearnX, 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, university, special collection, or other appropriate organization can  be considered for the host institution. Host sites for the Children’s Literature Lecture receive a $2,000 honorarium to help with costs incurred by hosting the lecture. The lecture is administered by ALSC.

Applications are due Friday April 5, 2024. Information about host site responsibilities is included in the application materials. The lecture is traditionally held in April or early May.

Kyle Lukoff is the author of the middle grade novel Too Bright to See (a 2022 Newbery Honor book, Stonewall Award winner, and a National Book Award finalist), the Stonewall Award-winning picture book When Aidan Became a Brother, and several other impactful and approachable stories for children. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Kyle was a bookseller and librarian.

If your organization is interested in hosting this event, please submit your application by Friday April 5, 2024.


Jenna Friebel is the chair of the 2025 Children’s Literature Lecture Award Committee.

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