Calling all librarians, teachers and educators: Join us for this year's Zena Sutherland Lecture: "Does YA Mean Anything Anymore? Genre in a Digitized World." This year's lecture will be presented by New York Times-bestselling author John Green. The lecture is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 at the Harold Washington Library Center.
This is a free event, but registration is mandatory. A limited number of tickets have opened up for this scholarly lecture for librarians, teachers and educators. There will be no book signing or photographs.
Green is the recipient of the 2006 Printz Award for his first novel, Looking for Alaska. He has also received an Edgar Award for his novel Paper Towns. His latest novel, The Fault in Our Stars, recently won the Abraham Lincoln Award, Illinois' Grades 9-12 Readers' Choice Award.
The Sutherland Lecture honors the late Zena Sutherland, professor emeritus and retired editor of the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. This annual event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Public Library, the Sutherland Lecture Committee and the University of Chicago.