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The ABC of It: The Story of the New York Public Library’s Pioneering Work with Children

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October 11, 2011

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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd Street

Join Leonard Marcus for an illustrated lecture celebrating one of the New York Public Library’s first and most lasting contributions to America’s cultural life: its tradition of ground-breaking service to children.  Starting in 1906 with Anne Carroll Moore, the library’s specialists in this field have played a leading role in setting standards for the nation’s publishers, championing the creative work of authors and illustrators, and—in a crossroads city of incredible racial and ethnic diversity—of making certain that all children’s reading needs are served. 

Leonard Marcus is renowned children’s book historian and critic.  He is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Funny Business; 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; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; A Caldecott Celebration; Side by Side; Pass It Down; Storied City; and The Wand in the Word.

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