Lecture: Minders of Make Believe

May 04, 2013
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Farnsworth Auditorium
Minders of Make Believe; Or, Children’s Book History in Ten Giant Steps from the New England Primer to Harry Potter
"What should our children read?" In this wide-ranging illustrated talk, noted cultural historian Leonard Marcus highlights ten key moments in the lively three-hundred-year-old American debate that has by turns made allies--and enemies--of our nation's publishers, librarians, religious leaders, parents, and educators. Find out how the genteel backwater that was once children's book publishing gradually morphed into big business, and how children's book illustration finally won acceptance as art form.
Lecturer Leonard Marcus has written several acclaimed books about children's literature and the authors and artists who create them, including: Show Me a Story!; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth; Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way; Minders of Make-Believe; Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; and A Caldecott Celebration. He currently reviews for The New York Times Book Review among other publications, and has been a featured guest critic on programs such as ABC's Good Morning America, BBC Radio 4, and National Public Radio's All Things Considered and Talk of the Nation.
Cost: $15 members, $25 nonmembers, $10 educators (educators please call 207-596-0949 for reservations).
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