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Best-Selling Author Andrea Davis Pinkney to Present the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

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. Groups are welcome.

Student motivation, high expectations, strong school leaders and teachers are among the keys to closing the achievement gap.

Any successful effort to close or narrow the achievement gap has to begin with a focus on student motivation.

The Arbuthnot Lecture is an opportunity to be inspired to create a school culture that embraces the idea that all children can learn—that achievement is not based on race, culture or income through award winning children’s literature.

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  https://www.lib.umn.edu/clrc . Groups of over 20 are encouraged to make reservations by emailing asc-clrc@umn.edu or calling 612-626-9182. For information about the exhibit Rejoice the Legacy! open through May 14, 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.

Lisa Von Drasek

Direct line: 612 624-4817
e-mail: lvondras@umn.edu

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