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Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People: Chris Van Dusen

Author/Illustrator Chris Van Dusen will be honored with the 11th annual Leslie Riedel Memorial Award for his impressive body of literary work for young people on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in the Goodwin Forum, Main Library. 

The lecture series was created in memory of Leslie Riedel by her family and friends so that young people could meet some of their favorite authors. Past speakers of the series include children's authors/illustrators David Macaulay, Chris Van Allsburg, Jerry Pinkney, Lois Lowry, Tomie dePaola, Grace Lin, Katherine Paterson, Kate DiCamillo, Robert Sabuda and Rajani LaRocca. [Register for Chris Van Dusen Author Talk]