Author Essays, Interviews, and Excerpts

You are what you read

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Seth Lerer, author of Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter was a featured guest yesterday on WGN radio’s Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg. On the show, Lerer engages Rosenberg in a fascinating discussion of the history of children’s literature and its indelible influence on young readers. Listen to the archived podcast on the WGN website.
Lerer’s book was also mentioned in an article in yesterday’s New Yorker about NYC librarian and critic Anne Carol Moore who, during the early part of the twentieth century, played an important, yet controversial role in bringing children’s literature into the mainstream of American literary culture. Read the article online at the New Yorker website.
Also read an excerpt from Lerer’s book.