Tickets available for 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney

For Immediate Release
Mon, 03/31/2014


Dan Bostrom

Marketing Manager, Membership

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)


CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the University of Minnesota Libraries, Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC) announced that tickets for the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney are now available.

The lecture, entitled “Rejoice the Legacy!,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Willey Hall on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A reception and signing will follow the event. Required tickets are free for the lecture and must be obtained through the University of Minnesota website. To learn more about acquiring tickets and event details, please visit the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture website.

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

“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.”

Registered attendees to the 2014 Arbuthnot will receive a link to Andrea Pinkney's forthcoming novel "Red Pencil" courtesy of Little Brown Books For Young Readers. Hotel information is also available from the Arbuthnot website. 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,

The May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture is sponsored by ALSC. The lecture title honors May Hill Arbuthnot, distinguished writer, editor and children’s literature scholar. Each year, an author, artist, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children’s literature is selected to prepare a paper considered to be a significant contribution to the field of children’s literature.

ALSC 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, please visit at