FableVision founder Peter H. Reynolds has been named recipient of the 2013 Visionary Award by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The Visionary Award is part of AAP’s Lamplighter Honors, which celebrates individuals that have made a positive impact in the lives and endeavors of those throughout the preK-12 learning resource community, including students, educators, and their fellow professionals. This award is given to mid-career professionals for their insight and exceptional leadership.
Internationally acclaimed creativity champion Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of books for people of all ages (The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, The North Star). His work has been published in over 25 languages around the globe.
The Visionary Award acknowledges those who have provided a guiding light to students, educators, and fellow professionals on their paths toward knowledge and advancement. "We recognize thought leaders who have made significant contributions to advance the field through their ideas, talents, and tenacity," said Jo-Ann McDevitt, Vice President at the Association of Educational Publishers (now part of AAP).
The Lamplighter Honors Gala will recognize several industry leaders at a black-tie dinner on Dec. 9, 2013 at the famous Russian Tea Room in New York City. The Russian Tea Room has been a gathering place for the entertainment industry since 1927 when it was founded by former members of the Imperial Russian Ballet, as meeting place for Russian expatriates.
Others being recognized during the gala include Dame Marjorie Scardino – well-known for her innovative leadership at Pearson Education, and Dan Caton, formerly President of Pearson Learning Group, and most recently, McGraw-Hill School Education.
Association of American Publishers’ PreK-12 Learning Group serves the publishing industry with resources and industry intelligence; fostering a fair, competitive and robust market; and encouraging the development of professional, quality content for teaching and learning. In 2013, the School Division of the AAP merged with the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) to form the PreK-12 Learning Group, which combines AAP's proven strengths in advocacy and legal affairs with AEP's successful programs for the benefit of its members.