Saturday, April 18th: Where the Wild Books Are—How Picture Books Promote Creativity

    Date: 04/18/2015

    Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Price: Free, register here

    The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

    An event exploring and celebrating international picture books and the publishing industry, emphasizing their role in promoting global literacy and creativity.

    A year ago, noted children’s book specialist Betsy Bird reported on the School Library Journal’s blog that many U.S. publishers and librarians were opposed to buying or republishing picture books first issued overseas. American publishers, Bird said, rejected non-U.S. works as culturally inscrutable or inappropriate for American audiences—an attitude that stems the flow of imaginative, beautiful, and sometimes provocative work into our country today.

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