2015 Zena Sutherland Lecture

Calling all librarians, teachers and educators: Join us for this year's Zena Sutherland Lecture: "A Pair of Jacks to Open: Fact and Fiction." This year's lecture will be presented by award-winning author Jack Gantos at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1 at 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.

Gantos is the recipient of the 2012 Newbery medal for Dead End in Norvelt.  He has also received a Michael L. Printz honor and a Robert F. Sibert honor for his memoir Hole in My Life. Among his other works are his popular Joey Pigza and Rotten Ralph series.

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.