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2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
Dr. Debbie Reese


An Indigenous Critique of Whiteness in Children's Literature

Saturday, April 13
7:30 pm

DeLuca Forum, Discovery Center
330 N. Orchard Street
UW-Madison Campus

Dr. Reese is a critic and scholar whose research and writings on representation of Indigenous people in children’s and young adult literature have informed the work of librarians and teachers and other scholars across the country. Her work, including on her American Indians in Children’s Literature web site and blog, is an essential resource for practitioners today.

These is a free public lecture but registration is required. Registration will be open by mid-February.

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center along with the UW-Madison iSchool and UW-Madison School of Education were selected to host this year’s Arbuthnot lecture, sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) of the American Library Association. Support is also being provided by the Friends of the CCBC, Inc. and the Ho-Chunk Nation.

There will be a reception following the lecture. Other events surrounding the lecture are being developed--check back soon!


Additional Information

Do I need a ticket? No.But registration is required. Registration will be open March 1.

Do I need to RSVP to the reception? No.

Where should I park? Parking is available beneath Union South, across University Avenue. There is also limited street parking in the area. Lots 44 and 45 are approximately four blocks away and free after on weekends. (Map)

Where can I stay? A block of rooms for the Arbuthnot has been reserved at Lowell Center (about 8 blocks away). Please use this link to reserve your room.

Will the lecture be livestreamed or videotaped? Yes. We are working out the details.



If you need an accommodation to attend this event, please contact KT Horning at 608-263-3721 or kt.horning@wisc.edu. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.

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