Marilyn's great speech

nelson_carver a life in poemsHere's a link to the speech Marilyn Nelson gave when she won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Carver in 2001. The awards were given in Burlington, Vermont that October, a very fraught time, as you will recall. I remember that Marilyn's son, then a student at McGill in Montreal, missed the ceremony as he was held up at the border because his skin color made the security people nervous. But, as I wrote yesterday, it was a great speech. I'll be introducing Marilyn's Sutherland Lecture on May 6th and I hope you will join us.

 

 

 
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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