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John Coy to accept Kerlan Award April 29 – SOLD OUT

April 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$20 - $25
John Coy by Anna Min

John Coy by Anna MinJohn Coy whose most recent books are Their Great Gift, a story about immigration with striking photographs by Wing Young Huie, and Gap Life, a Young Adult novel about a boy whose parents will pay for college as long as he studies what they want, is the winner of the 2017 Kerlan Award. 

This event is open to the public. Luncheon tickets are $25.00. (SOLD OUT) Books will be sold by Red Balloon Bookstore. 

Event Details

What: Kerlan Award Luncheon – SOLD OUT
When: April 29, 2017, Registration begins 11:30 a.m.; Luncheon at noon; Awards Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
Who: John Coy
Lunch Tickets: $25 and $20 for Kerlan Friends. 

Reservations Closed – SOLD OUT

About the Kerlan Award

The Kerlan Award is given annually by the Friend 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. Past winners have included Wanda Gag, Tomie dePaola, Jane Yolen, Don Freeman, Nikki Grimes, and Kate DiCamillo.



April 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$20 - $25
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University of Minnesota Libraries


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