Tickets available for 2019 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Dr. Debbie Reese

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/05/2019


Alena Rivers

Deputy Director

Association for Library Service to Children

American Library Association


CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), the Cooperative Children’s Book Center along with the UW-Madison iSchool and UW-Madison School of Education announced that tickets for the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Dr. Debbie Reese are now available.

The lecture, titled "An Indigenous Critique of Whiteness in Children's Literature", will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the UW - Madison, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Required tickets are free for the lecture. To acquire tickets and learn more about event details, please visit the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture website

Dr. Reese is a longtime advocate for Native representation and is a former teacher and university professor. She earned her PhD in Education from the University of Illinois, where she also helped establish the Native American House and American Indian Studies program. Dr. Reese also holds an M.Ed degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She is tribally enrolled at Nambe Owingeh Pueblo in New Mexico. Dr. Reese is the founder of American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) blog.

The May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture is sponsored by ALSC. Support for this year’s lecture is also being provided by the Friends of the CCBC, Inc. and the Ho-Chunk Nation. 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.

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is driven by more than 4,000 members dedicated to the support and enrichment of library service to children. Our members include youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty. ALSC supports its members in engaging communities to build healthy, successful, futures for all children. To learn more about ALSC and how to join, please visit our website at