LOVE this is happening for our dear John Cole! Thanks for sharing, Rocco.
Coordinator, Illinois Center for the Book
Illinois Center for the Book
Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 South Second Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Jesse White, Secretary of State and State Librarian
I am sure you will all find this of interest.
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Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 2:01 PM
Subject: 12th Annual Carle Honors Gala in Support of Early Literacy and the Arts (September 28 in NYC)
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is thrilled to announce their honorees for the 12th annual Carle Honors. On September 28, 2017, hundreds of children’s book enthusiasts and celebrated contributors to the field will gather at Guastavino’s in New York City to pay tribute to distinguished luminaries in the field of children’s books, with four distinct awards (detailed below).
We hope you’ll share this exciting announcement with your readers, linking back to www.carlemuseum.org.
In addition, if you will be in NYC on September 28th and would like to receive press credentials to cover the gala, please let me know.
The Rosen Group
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Contact: Kailey McGarvey Sandy Soderberg
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Announces 2017 Carle Honors Honorees
12th annual awards ceremony celebrates individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the field of children’s literature.
Amherst, MA (March 15, 2017) - The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce the 2017 Carle Honors honorees to be awarded at Guastavino’s in New York City on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The 12th annual gala and fundraiser will honor those who have played an instrumental role in making picture books a vibrant and influential art and literary form. This year, The Carle will award the following honors:
[log in to unmask]" align="left" hspace="12" v:shapes="_x0000_s1026">Artist: Ed Young
Ed Young consistently brings to his books an eye for beauty, integrity and innovation, and sets an inspiring example for young artists. He received the Caldecott Medal for Lon Po Po (1990), two Caldecott Honors, and was twice nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international award for children’s book authors and illustrators. The Cat from Hunger Mountain, released in November, 2016, is a visually stunning, poignant story about humility, wastefulness, and appreciating what one has.
[log in to unmask]" align="left" hspace="12" v:shapes="_x0000_s1027">Angel: Dr. John Y. Cole, Library of Congress Historian
Dr. John Y. Cole has long highlighted the importance of books for children and teens: as author coordinator for the National Book Festival from 2001-2013; by taking the lead in the establishment of the position of National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in 2008; and for realizing in 2009 the long-standing plan of the Library of Congress to open a Young Readers Center in its historic Jefferson Building.
[log in to unmask]" align="left" hspace="12" v:shapes="_x0000_s1028">Mentor:Bank Street Writers Lab, represented by Chairperson Dr. Cynthia Weill, Director of the Center for Children’s Literature
The organization’s leadership and support of writers and illustrators throughout its long history is unmatched. Founded in 1937, the Writers Lab encourages the writing of children’s literature that shows an understanding and appreciation of the language of growing children, is aware of and responsive to children’s real and imagined worlds, and affirms the social and cultural heritage of every child.
[log in to unmask]" align="left" hspace="12" v:shapes="_x0000_s1029">Bridge: Anthea Bell
Anthea Bell is a pioneer in the world of translations of foreign language books into English, especially children’s literature, renowned for keeping the original spirit of the book intact. Acclaimed examples of her work include the re-translation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytales, the Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke, the Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier, Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald, and the French Asterix comics.
[log in to unmask]" align="left" hspace="12" v:shapes="_x0000_s1030">The Presenter of the 2017 Awards will be writer Jack Gantos, whose works include Dead End in Norvelt, which won both the 2012 Newbery Award and the Scott O’Dell Award for Best Historic fiction, A Hole in My Life, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, and numerous other award-winning books. His latest book is WRITING RADAR: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories.
The awards are selected each year by a committee chaired by children’s literature historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus, who was central to the founding of the Honors. The committee recognizes four distinct awards: Artist, for lifelong innovation in the field; Angel, whose generous resources are crucial to making illustrated children’s book art exhibitions, education programs, and related projects a reality; Mentor, editors, designers, and educators who champion the art form; and Bridge, individuals who have found inspired ways to bring the art of the picture book to larger audiences through work in other fields.
The Carle Honors is a key fundraiser for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, supporting the Museum’s mission to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The annual event also includes a silent auction featuring works of art from the industry’s most celebrated artists, including Eric Carle. For ticket and sponsorship information, please contact Rebecca Miller Goggins, Director of Development at 413-559-6308 or [log in to unmask].
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.
Eric Carle and his wife, the late Barbara Carle, co-founded the Museum in November 2002. Carle is the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Since opening, the 40,000-square foot facility has served more than half a million visitors, including 50,000 schoolchildren. The Carle houses more than 11,000 objects, including 7,300 permanent collection illustrations. The Carle has three art galleries, an art studio, a theater, picture book and scholarly libraries, and educational programs for families, scholars, educators, and schoolchildren. Educational offerings include professional training for educators around the country and Master’s degree programs in children’s literature with Simmons College. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. Open Mondays in July and August and during MA school vacation weeks. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children under 18, and $22.50 for a family of four. For further information and directions, call (413) 559-6300 or visit the Museum’s website at www.carlemuseum.org
Butterfly from The Very Hungry Caterpillar copyright 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle.
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