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ALSC - 2024 National Children’s Literature Lecture


Apr 17, 2024

3:00 pm- 4:00 pm


Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland)

4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, together with the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information, is honored to welcome the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) 2024 Children’s Literature Lecture presented by bestselling and awardwinning author Rita Williams-Garcia.

The title of this year’s lecture is “A Funny Thing About Memory.” Last held in Pittsburgh in 1989, the ALSC Children's Literature Lecture is an annual event geared toward adults who work with children and/or who have an interest in children's literature featuring an author, critic, librarian, historian, or educator presenting a paper considered to be a significant contribution to the field of children’s literature. The lecture is being hosted in cooperation with Allegheny County Library Association, August Wilson African American Cultural Center, and United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh. Registration encouraged. For more information visit

Illustration of A Funny Thing About Memory, showing a side view of three Black girls crossing a street