Join us to discuss the importance of children’s literature with visiting guest speaker:
Anita Silvey, editor of the book Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book which inspired the exhibit, provides insights into the topic and the importance of children’s books.
Saturday, May 19 at 2 pm, Auditorium, Main Library
The author of 100 Best Books for Children, 500 Great Books for Teens, and Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book, Anita Silvey has devoted 40 years to promoting books that will turn the young—and families—into readers. She has appeared frequently on NPR, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, and various radio programs to talk about our best books for young people. In a unique career in the children’s book field, Ms. Silvey has divided her time equally between publishing, evaluating children’s books, and writing. Her lifelong conviction that “only the very best of anything can be good enough for the young” forms the cornerstone of her work. Formerly publisher of children’s books for Houghton Mifflin Company and editor-in-chief of The Horn Book Magazine, she currently teaches modern book publishing, children’s book publishing, and children’s book author studies at several colleges.
The program is being held in conjunction with the exhibit “Why Children’s Books: Inspiring Generations” on display at the Main Library until May 29.