What’s on Your Bookshelf? A Celebration of Children’s Literature Keynote Address with Dr. Leonard Marcus

Date: 09/24/2021
Time: 7:00 pm-8:15 pm


Photo credit: Sonya Sones

On Friday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. renowned biographer and historian Dr. Leonard S. Marcus will give the keynote address entitled “Around the (Picture Book) World in 80 Stories.” In this wide-ranging illustrated talk, Marcus leads a globe-trotting pictorial tour of the landmark books for young people that have defined the children’s picture book for over two centuries. You may well be surprised by the vastness, variety, and creative richness of this deceptively simple genre that we first meet as small children at bedtime.

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.

To register for the webinar Dr. Leonard Marcus’s keynote address, click here.