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2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture With Andrea Davis Pinkney

University of Minnesota Libraries, Children's Literature Research Collections

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Rejoice the Legacy! 

The May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture will be take place at the University of Minnesota on

May 3, 2014 and will feature author/editor Andrea Davis Pinkney.

Doors open in Willey Hall at 6:30 pm

Arbuthnot Lecture 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Reception and signing 8:30 to 9:00 pm

Willey Hall


University of Minnesota


225 19th Ave S


Minneapolis, MN 55455

Groups are welcome. Children ages 12 and over are encouraged to attend. For groups, please confirm your reservation by emailing or calling 612-626-9182.

  • Registered attendees will receive a link to the e-galley of Andrea Davis Pinkney's new fall novel Red Pencil on their ticket receipt courtesy of Little Brown Books For Young Readers.

The Children’s Literature Research Center (CLRC) at the University of Minnesota Libraries was chosen to host the event by the Association for Library Service to Children (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.

The weekend also includes these other events:

The Archives and Special Collections have created a physical and on-line exhibit  “Rejoice the Legacy!”    For group tickets for exhibit or lecture contact Lisa Von Drasek


Objects of Desire

First Friday event includes Gallery Talk - "Rejoice The Legacy!"  and Cavern Tour. Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday, May 2, 2014, 12:00 pm at the Elmer L. Andersen Library



For preferred rates at the Marriot Courtyard mention The Arbuthnot 

Special rate for Marriott Courtyard Downtown, Minneapolis, 1500 Washington Avenue South  if booked by April 11, 2014.   Arbuthnot Honor Lecture via phone (877-699-3216) or to book online please provide the following group code to your guests at : ARBARBA (King Rooms) ARBARBB (Two Queen Rooms)


Exhibit open in Andersen Library  from 5:30 to 6:30. 

Rejoice the Legacy!  exhibit is open to the public through

May 14

at the Elmer L. Andersen Library.

“Andrea is an acclaimed writer of informational text for children with a focus on social equality and civil rights,” said Lisa Von Drasek, curator for the CLRC. “We’re just so pleased that we’re able to provide this opportunity to K-12 educators, writers, students, professors – anyone who is interested in how we communicate information to children. We hope to shine a spotlight on Minnesota as a place to come for children's literature.”

About Andrea Davis Pinkney

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, the first African American children’s book imprint at a major publishing company.

About the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

The May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture celebrates May Hill Arbuthnot, who served as a strong voice for children’s literature. Each year a lecturer is chosen who will prepare a paper considered to be a significant contribution to the field of children’s literature.

This paper is delivered as a lecture each spring and is subsequently published in Children & Libraries, the journal of ALSC. ALSC established the lecture series in 1969 with sponsorship from Scott, Foresman and Company. The lectureship is now funded by the ALSC May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Endowment and administered by ALSC.

About ALSC

ALSC, a division of the American Library Association, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC visit

Members of the 2014 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Committee are: Chair Susan Moore, San Diego County Library; Elizabeth Enochs, Fort Worth Independent School District, Fort Worth, Texas; Sue Z. Rokos, Mohawk Valley Library System, Schenectady, N.Y.; Linda Sawyer, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library; and Martha M. Walke, Children`s Literature New England, South Strafford, Vt.

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When & Where

Willey Hall
University of Minnesota, West Bank Campus
University of Minnesota, West
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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University of Minnesota Libraries, Children's Literature Research Collections

The Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota is one of the world's great children's literature research collections. The Collection includes books, original manuscripts and illustrations, and many related materials. The materials in the Collection are studied by teachers, librarians, students, authors, illustrators, translators, and critics who come from Minnesota and other states as well as from many foreign countries.

The Kerlan Collection presently contains more than 100,000 children’s books as well as original manuscripts, artwork, galleys, and color proofs for more than 12,000 children’s books. One-eighth of the books are inscribed by the author or illustrator. The Collection includes books that are significant in the history of children’s literature, award books, classics, and representative books from Great Britain, Australia, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany and others.

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