Monday, February 12, 2018

Announcing This Year's Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Recipient!

AICL readers,

Please join me (Jean) in a roar of approval for the 2018 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture award:

(drum roll please)

Debbie Reese!
Photo credit: @librarygrl

Her lecture will be delivered in 2019, at a location to be decided.

For those who don't follow ALA matters, this is Kind of A Big Deal. Naomi Shihab Nye is the current Arbuthnot honoree. Past recipient/lecturers include Jacqueline Woodson, K.T. Horning, Walter Dean Myers, Ursula K. Leguin, and Maurice Sendak.

The announcement came today during the ALA annual midwinter meeting in Denver.

Wish I'd had the presence of mind to make a screen shot of the slide they showed during the announcement, but i was too busy screaming joyfully along with a lot of other people. (At 3:31 PM on Feb. 12, the above image was added.)

Click here to find out more about the award, and hear some past lectures.

10 comments:

Ava Jarvis said...

OMG! Yay and congratulations, Debbie!

Beverly Slapin said...

GREAT CONGRATULATIONS on your Kind of a Big Deal! GO GET 'EM, DEBBIE!

Ellen Fleischer said...

Congrats!

jenniferannmann.JAM said...

Congratulations, Debbie! Well deserved.

jenniferannmann.JAM said...

Congratulations, Debbie! Well deserved.

Mia said...

Congrats Debbie! Well earned!

Mrs. Marshall said...

Debbie!!! Congratulations, congratulations!

Elaine Betting said...

Debbie, I wanted to add my congratulations. I have so much respect for you, and I was thrilled to see your name on this honor!

Litchfield Public Library said...

Congratulations! And ditto to what Elaine Betting said.

Kaethe said...

So well-deserved!