This annual workshop for educators features a book by the Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature recipient; all participants receive copies of a selected book for each student in their class and curriculum focused on the award recipient.

Mr. Henry's Books

Mr. Henry's Books is named in honor of Mr. Henry Zarrow.

This annual workshop for educators features a book by the Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature recipient; all participants receive copies of a selected book for each student in their class and curriculum focused on the award recipient. Teachers also learn about online education-based library services, and other youth-based programs and services hosted through the library in an effort to further engage them in literacy, learning and the library.

This program is sponsored through the Tulsa Library Trust, made possible by a grant from the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, and hosted in partnership with TulsaKids Magazine.

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Educator Workshops

2020 Educator Workshop | Information & Registration

Saturday, Feb. 8 2020 | 9-11 a.m.
Pocahontas Greadington Learning and Creativity Center
Central Library, Fifth Street & Denver Ave.

Attention, upper-elementary and middle-school teachers and librarians! You're invited to this continuing-education workshop focusing on the works of renowned author Katherine Applegate, winner of the 2020 Anne V. Zarrow Award for young Readers' Literature. You will:

  • Receive 50 copies of The Last by Katherine Applegate for your students to keep as their own.

  • Learn how to incorporate various elements of The Last into your classroom and receive lesson plans on how to use Applegate's works across a variety of school subjects. The Last is appropriate for ages 8 - 12.

  • Be introduced to Tulsa City-County Library's Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature and by attending this workshop you gain an opportunity to win a classroom visit by Applegate when she comes to Tulsa on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Continental breakfast will be provided. 

The Last by katherine ApplegateEvery participant will receive their copies of The Last at the end of the workshop, as well as an official continuing-education certificate.

Participants must be employed by a school district within Tulsa County.

Registration is Required 
Registration deadline: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Registration fee: $10

Register/Pay Online 

Register Online/Pay Via Mail
Complete and submit the online registration form, make your check or money order payable to
Tulsa City-County Library, and mail to:
Tulsa City-County Library
Mr. Henry's Books
400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103-3830

Registration fees are nonrefundable, but teachers may send a substitute if they're unable to attend.

2019 Educator Workshop | Rita Williams-Garcia

2018 Educator Workshop | Pam Muñoz Ryan

2017 Educator Workshop | Laurie Halse Anderson

Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature

Past Recipients

2019   Rita Williams-Garcia

2018   Pam Muñoz Ryan

2017   Laurie Halse Anderson 

2016   Gordon Korman 

2015   Sharon Draper 

2014   Jack Gantos 

2013   Jim Murphy 

2012   Jacqueline Woodson 

2011   Kathryn Lasky 

2010   Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

2009   Christopher Paul Curtis 

2008   Louis Sachar 

2007   Kate DiCamillo 

2006   Sharon Creech 

2005   Avi 

2004   Susan Cooper 

2003   Russell Freedman

2002   Richard Peck

2001   E.L. Konigsburg

2000   Jerry Spinelli 

1999   Jane Yolen 

1998   Cynthia Voigt 

1997   Gary Paulsen

1996   Walter Dean Myers 

1995   No Award Given

1994   Lois Lowry 

1993   Katherine Paterson

1992   Madeleine L’Engle 

1991   S.E. Hinton