New York City is Fun for Readers

July 25th, 2013 by melissa g

Step into the Great Green Room made famous in Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon.

Slide down Alice’s rabbit hole.

Touch a fur wall inspired by Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.

You can find all this magic at a great new exhibit curated by children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus. On display at the New York Public Library, the exhibit features a vast collection of artifacts.

The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter
Now thru Sunday, March 23, 2014
5th Ave @ 42nd St., NYC

The exhibit explores the importance of children’s books – what they teach children and what they reveal about societies. According to the NYPL, “The books and related objects on view reveal hidden historical contexts and connections and invite second looks and fresh discoveries. They suggest that books for young people have stories to tell us about ourselves, and are rarely as simple as they seem.”

And the best news of all…it’s free. Don’t miss out on this one!


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