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44th Annual Kerlan Award Ceremony

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Lois Ehlert and Claudia Mills are the 2019 recipients of the Kerlan Award, given annually to the by the Friends of the Kerlan Collection. 

Event Details

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Reception 5:30 p.m. | Program 6:00 p.m. | Book signing 7:00 p.m.
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455

Parking & directions

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations requested by March 19.

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About Lois Ehlert

Lois Ehlert
Lois Ehlert – Photo by Lillian Schultz

Picture-book creator Lois Ehlert has illustrated over 40 titles, the majority of which she both wrote and illustrated. Ehlert published her first book, Growing Vegetable Soup, in 1987, and won Caldecott Honors in 1990 for Color Zoo. Her collaborative successes include 1989’s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, written by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.  

Claudia Mills
Claudia Mills

About Claudia Mills

Claudia Mills, author of over 50 books, is known for writing “school and family stories” that speak to emerging and middle grade readers. U of M Professor Jean Stevenson wrote, “ Mills’ readers experience history in exciting ways, consider BIG ideas such as poverty, perseverance, friendship, honesty, and differing family structures, explore loving relationships with parents and grandparents, and confront ethical dilemmas such as racism and infidelity.”

About the Kerlan Award

The Kerlan Award is given annually by the Friends of the Kerlan Collection in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature and in appreciation for generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children’s literature.

Details

Date:
March 26
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States

Organizer

University of Minnesota Libraries
Phone:
612-624-4520
Email:
libevent@umn.edu
Website:
http://www.lib.umn.edu