Monday, March 21, 2011

Author Katherine Paterson to Speak at the Butler Center in River Forest, Illinois

Spring Lecture Scheduled for April 6

United States National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Katherine Paterson will deliver the 2011 Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science spring lecture. Ms. Paterson will deliver a lecture entitled "Read for Your Life" on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 6:00pm in the Bluhm Lecture Hall (Room 108) in Parmer Hall, to be followed by a reception in the Parmer Atrium.  

Ms. Paterson is the acclaimed and beloved author of dozens of books for children and teens. Her books have won the Newbery Medal (twice), the National Book Award, and the Scott O'Dell Prize for Historical Fiction, and have been included on lists of distinction including the Horn Book Fanfare, the American Library Association Notable Books for Children, Library of Congress Books for Children, Booklist Editors' Choice and School Library Journal Best Books, among others. In 1998 she was chosen by the International Board of Books for Young People for the Hans Christian Anderson Award recognizing her lasting contribution to literature for children, and is one of only six American authors and illustrators to be so honored. Paterson is also a vice president of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance.

For more information about the lecture, contact Thom Barthelmess, Butler Children's Literature Center Curator, at (708) 524-6861 or . For more information about the Butler Children's Literature Center at Dominican University, visit their website. To learn more about Paterson's books, visit And visit to read more about the National Ambassador program.