Ryan and Pinkney will be honored at the IBBY Regional Conference, to be held in Seattle, Washington, from October 20-22, 2017. Hans Christian Andersen Author and Illustrator winners will be selected by the IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury, consisting of eleven members from around the globe. Winners will be announced at the Bologna Book Fair in April of 2018 and honored at the IBBY World Congress to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, September 1-4, 2018.
Pam Muñoz Ryan and Jerry Pinkney were selected by the 2018 USBBY Hans Christian Andersen Nominating Committee. Committee members include: Dr. Elizabeth Poe, chair, Morgantown, West Virginia; Dr. Laretta Henderson, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee; Dr. Sujin Huggins, Dominican University, Illinois; Erin Ostrander, King County Public Library, Washington; Dr. Lisa Patrick, The Ohio State University Literacy Cooperative, Columbus. The committee believes that in addition to being a highly deserved honor within their own country, Ryan and Pinkney’s nominations are also a gift from the United States to the children around the world: by increasing their awareness of an author and illustrator who have made outstanding contributions to children’s literature in the United States, we are sharing the best our country has to offer with the rest of the world.
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