Breakfast for Bill Speakers at 2018 ALSC National Institute

For Immediate Release
Tue, 12/05/2017


Elizabeth Serrano

Membership Marketing Specialist



The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced a very special Breakfast for Bill at the 2018 ALSC National Institute. This keynote celebration will include authors and illustrators, Margarita Engle, Raúl Colón, and Mike Curato. The National Institute takes place September 27-29, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This noteworthy panel includes award winning Latino author, Margarita Engle, and two of her prestigious illustrators, Raúl Colón, and Mike Curato. Margarita collaborated with Mike Curato on All the Way to Havana and later also collaborated with Raúl Colón on Miguel’s Brave Knight. These artists will be discussing their latest works and the harmony of the author/illustrator relationship. This event is sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Peachtree Publishers, and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.

The breakfast will honor the memory of William C. Morris, former vice-president and director of library promotion at HarperCollins Children’s Books by bringing librarians together with children’s book creators. Morris was a long time ALSC member and friend, recipient of the first ALSC Distinguished Service Award, and an advocate for children’s librarians and literature.

The Breakfast for Bill event is free for all individuals registered for the 2018 ALSC National Institute. All special events are included in the cost of registration. Registration fees include Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast, and Saturday breakfast.

“Breakfast for Bill is a fun and enlightening event that allows attendees to get insight into the relationship between an author and illustrator working on one project,” said 2018 ALSC National Institute Planning Task Force chair, Lisa Soper. “We’re grateful to have such creative and talented collaborators sharing their experience with us.”

For more information and registration details 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: