2022 Carle Honors Honorees Announced

Artist Faith Ringgold, authors and publishers Wade and Cheryl Hudson, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are among those recognized by the annual awards.

The Eric Carle Museum of PIcture Book Art has announced its 2022 Carle Honors honorees. 

The Honors recognize people and organizations in four categories: Artist, for lifelong innovation in the field; Angel, an individual or organization whose resources help create illustrated children's book exhibitions, education programs and more; Mentor, for editors, designers, and educators who are champions of the art form; and Bridge, for individuals or organizations who work in other fields and have brought the art of the picture book to larger audiences.

The 2022 honorees are Faith Ringgold (Artist), Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (Angel), Ajia (Bridge), and Cheryl and Wade Hudson (Mentors).

The Honors will be awarded at the September 29 Benefit Gala and Art Auction in New York City, which will be the first in-person Carle Honors celebration since 2019. The fundraiser "celebrates individuals and organizations whose creative vision and long-term dedication have had a profound effect on picture books and the vital role they play in arts appreciation and early literacy," according to the museum announcement.

Read the full press release below.


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