The New York Public Library is currently hosting an exhibit, The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter. The curator of the exhibit is Leonard S. Marcus, who wrote Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way. It is a great read for any aspiring children's writers, or for anyone who loves children's literature. (Mr. Marcus, also reviewed books for Parenting magazine, so I feel like I'm in pretty impressive company!) When I read the description of the exhibit and the importance of children's books, I couldn't help thinking of one of my favorite lines from the movie, You've Got Mail:
"When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity like no other reading in your whole life does."
- Nora Ephron, You've Got Mail
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