Kerlan Award Goes to Andrea Davis Pinkney

Last night, the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Rain Taxi Literary Review partnered to present the Kerlan Award to both a live and online audience. Andrea Davis Pinkney is the 2022 winner of the award, given in recognition of an author's exceptional attainments in the creation of children's literature, and their contributions and support of the University of Minnesota Libraries' Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature.

Pictured: (l.-r.) Gretchen Wronka, president of the Kerlan Friends; Alexandro Genis, chair of the Kerlan Award Committee; Kerlan winner Andrea Davis Pinkney; Lisa Von Drasek, curator of the Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature; Holly Weinkauf, owner of the Red Balloon Bookshop; Pamela Klinger-Horn, Rain Taxi Literary Review.

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