Grace Lin to present Opening General Session at 2018 ALSC Institute

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/07/2017


Elizabeth Serrano

Membership Marketing Specialist



CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced that award-winning author Grace Lin will present the Opening General Session at the ALSC National Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. This event will take place at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza on Thursday, September 27, 2018 and is sponsored by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of, "When the Sea Turned to Silver," "Starry River of the Sky," "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon," "The Year of the Dog," "The Year of the Rat," "Dumpling Days," and "Ling & Ting," as well as picture books such as, "The Ugly Vegetables" and "Dim Sum for Everyone!" Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. 
The Opening General Session is free for all individuals registered for the 2018 ALSC National Institute. All special events are included in the cost of registration. Also included are three meals: Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast, and Saturday breakfast.
“Having Grace Lin present the Opening General Session is going to be really special,” said 2018 ALSC National Institute Planning Task Force chair Lisa Soper. “In addition to being a talented author and illustrator, Grace Lin is a passionate advocate for diversity in children’s books. Her presentation is going to help us set the tone for the rest of the 2018 Institute, which is focusing on advocacy and inclusion.” 
For more information, registration details, and list of programs for the 2018 ALSC National Institute please visit:
ALSC, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), 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 ALSC’s website: