Kathleen T. Horning is Director of the Cooperative Children's Book Center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a graduate of UW-Madison, and has worked her entire career at the CCBC, beginning as a volunteer when she was an undergraduate studying Linguistics. For ten years, she also worked half time as a children’s librarian at Madison Public Library.
KT has served on numerous book award committees, including the Newbery Medal Committee, the Coretta Scott King Award Committee, and the Américas Award Committee. She is a past president of the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association, and of the United States Board on Books for Young People. She is the author of From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s Books (HarperCollins, 2010). She delivered the 2010 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture last spring entitled “Can Children’s Books Save the World? Advocates for Diversity in Children’s Books and Libraries” at the University of California- Riverside. She frequently writes and lectures about children’s and young adult literature, particularly in the area of multicultural literature, and is a regular reviewer for Horn Book magazine.