Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Changed Children’s Books Forever with Dr. Leonard Marcus

Date: 10/13/2022
Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm


Photo credit: Sonya Sones

In the 1940s, Golden Books revolutionized American children’s literature by making quality picture books available everywhere for just 25 cents each. In this live illustrated presentation via Zoom, renowned historian Leonard Marcus will tell the behind-the-scenes tale of the visionary enterprise that brought together top-flight artists, writers, and marketing wizards to make Golden Books a cultural icon and household name.

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Marcus’s pathfinding writings and exhibitions have earned him acclaim as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on children’s books and the people who create them. He is the author of more than 25 award-winning biographies, histories, interview collections, and inside looks at the making of children’s literature’s enduring classics. His reviews and commentary have been featured in numerous publications and on radio and television programs. In 2007, the Bank Street College of Education awarded Marcus an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. His literary archive is now in the collection of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University.