Auditorium Speaker Series Featuring Caroline Kennedy
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A special opportunity to hear the widely admired Caroline Kennedy in conversation with ALA President-Elect Barbara Stripling. Kennedy is well known as the bestselling author of ten books on American history, politics, and poetry, as well as for continuing the strong Kennedy family tradition of public service. She is a serious advocate for reading, literacy, and libraries, which occupy a special place in her life-- especially in her work as Vice Chair of the New York City Fund for Public Schools from 2002-2012 and her upcoming participation as Honorary Chair of National Library Week in April, 2013. She was also keynote speaker at the 2011 I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony in New York City.
Her newest book, “Poems to Learn by Heart”—due to be published in March 2013 by Disney-Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Publishing Worldwide, with original illustrations by award-winning artist Jon J Muth—is a companion to her New York Times #1 best-selling collection “A Family of Poems.”
Additional public service contributions include an extensive role in efforts to improve New York City's public schools with a special focus on school libraries, founding the Profiles in Courage Awards given annually to politicians who perform acts of political bravery, and serving on the board of New Visions for Public Schools, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the Institute of Politics at Harvard University .
Sponsored by Disney Publishing Worldwide.
To access the recording of the sessions please go to this URL http://eventscribe.com/2013/ALA-Midwinter/.