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The CCBC Presents the 2022 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Guest post by the CCBC     

CCBC LogoThe Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) invites you to the 2022 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture.

The annual event will feature author/illustrator Grace Lin in conversation with editor Alvina Ling Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m., in the Great Hall of Memorial Union on the UW-Madison campus, 800 State Street.

Grace Lin and Alvina Ling have been friends since childhood. As adults, they’ve each helped shape the world of contemporary children’s books, Grace as an author and illustrator, Alvina as an editor. Grace has created more than 20 books for children to-date in an already-distinguished career that includes a Newbery honor for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and a Caldecott honor for A Big Mooncake for Little Star, in addition to being the most recent recipient of the ALA/ALSC Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contributions to children’s literature.” Alvina is Vice President and Editor-in-Chief at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, bringing her vision and insight to editing children’s books for all ages.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Charlotte Zolotow Lecture, and in recognition of Charlotte Zolotow’s career as both a writer and editor of books for children, the CCBC has invited Grace and Alvina, cohosts of Book Friends Forever, an entertaining, insightful podcast about children’s book publishing, to talk about some of the things important to them as they engage in the serious work of creating books for children and teens in our world today.

Please join the CCBC for this special evening. For more information, including lecture livestreaming, use the following link:


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