Naomi C. Chase Lecture on Children's Literature
2014 Author: Jane Yolen
Break through into Faerie: A meditation on the Surprising Rise of Faerie Tale Related Books, Poetry, Magazines,Conventions, TV, Movies, Games, and Ephemera
Jane Yolen, often called "the Hans Christian Andersen of America," is the author of over 300 books, including Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight. The books range from rhymed picture books and baby board books, through middle grade fiction, poetry collections, nonfiction, and up to novels, graphic novels, and story collections for young adults and adults.
Her books and stories have won an assortment of awards—two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, a Caldecott, the Golden Kite Award, three Mythopoeic awards, two Christopher Medals, a nomination for the National Book Award, and the Jewish Book Award, among others. She is also the winner (for body of work) of the Kerlan Award and the Catholic Library's Regina Medal, and named a Grand Master for both the Science Fiction Poetry Assn., and the World Fantasy Assn. Six colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates. For more information about Jane Yolen, please visit her website.
April 17, 2014 at 120 Andersen Library, University of Minnesota
5:00 - 5:45 Reception
5:45 - 6:30 Lecture by Jane Yolen
6:30 - 7:00 Q&A
7:00 - 8:15 Book Signing
Continuing Education Credits will be available at the registration table.
This annual event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the College of Education and Human Development, the University of Minnesota, Kerlan Friends, and the Children's Literature Research Collection, Andersen Library, University of Minnesota. The Elmer L. Andersen Library is located at 222 - 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
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