The year 2006 marked the 50th annual presentation of the Anne Carroll Moore Lecture. Anne Carroll Moore (1871-1961) was a children's librarian, an author, and a critic of children's books. She headed the Children's Department of the Pratt Institute Library from 1896 to 1906, and was the first Supervisor of Work with Children at The New York Public Library, 1906-1941.
Over the years some of the most distinguished authors and illustrators in children's literature have presented this lecture. Patricia McKissack delivered the Anne Carroll Moore Lecture on November 13, 2006 at The New York Public Library's Donnell Library Center. Her lecture was entitled "A Patchwork of Stories: Books Filled with Memories."
Patricia C. McKissack has written more than 100 titles on her own, as well as in collaboration with her husband, Fredrick L. McKissack. Her books include Mirandy and Brother Wind, The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, the "Messy Bessey" books, and the "Great African Americans" series. Her books have twice been named recipients of the Coretta Scott King Honor: Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States (2004, co-authored with Frederick L. McKissack) and Goin' Someplace Special (2002).
Introductory remarks by Margaret Tice, Coordinator, Office of Children's Services, and Susan Kent, Director and Chief Executive of The Branch Libraries at The New York Public Library