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From: Kailey McGarvey <[log in to unmask]>
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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Hi Rocco,



*The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art* is thrilled to announce their
honorees for the 12th annual *Carle Honors
<http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/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.



Best,

Kailey



Kailey McGarvey

*The Rosen Group*

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*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:



*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.



*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.



*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.





*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.



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
<(413)%20559-6308> 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



*For media inquiries, additional press information and photo requests,
please contact: Kailey McGarvey at [log in to unmask]
<[log in to unmask]>/646-695-7046 <(646)%20695-7046> or Sandy
Soderberg at [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>/413-559-6315
<(413)%20559-6315>*

Butterfly from *The Very Hungry Caterpillar *copyright 1969 and 1987 by
Eric Carle.

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