Tickets available for 2015 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Brian Selznick

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/24/2015


Courtney Jones

Awards Coordinator


American Library Association


CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the DC Public Library announced that tickets for the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Brian Selznick are now available.

The lecture, titled "Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children's Books," will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. Doors open at 6 p.m. A signing will follow the event. Required tickets are free for the lecture and must be obtained through the DC Public Library. To learn more about acquiring tickets and event details, please visit the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture website. Hotel information is available on the Arbuthnot website. The honor lecture is tied to additional events throughout the weekend, including an interactive Saturday family program with Selznick, and an ongoing exhibit, titled “Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Award-winning children's author and illustrator Brian Selznick has written or illustrated nearly 30 books. He is known for his thoughtful research, experimentation with narrative formats and ability to engage readers of all ages. He was awarded the 2008 Caldecott Medal for "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" (later made into the movie "Hugo" by Martin Scorsese), a 2001 Caldecott Honor for "The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins" and the 2003 (nonfiction) Orbis Pictus Award  for "When Marian Sang." His books have appeared on the New York Times Best Illustrated List.

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