Once upon a time, American children couldn't borrow library books. Reading wasn't all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children's room at the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats, and most important of all, borrowing privileges to the world's best children's books in many different languages.
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"Atwell’s folk-art style acrylics capture a sense of history in the making, as well as the book’s themes of excitement and change. Information on Moore and other trailblazing librarians is included in endnotes." -- Publishers Weekly
"Beginning with her childhood, the story relays how [Moore's] strong-willed nature and independence led her to challenge the societal taboos of the times and demand the rights of children to books and library services.... Pinborough's affectionate portrait paints her hero as larger than life, an indomitable promoter of books and reading, and an inspiration for improved library service to children around the world."-- Kirkus
|Recommended Age||5 - 9|
|Publication Date||Mar 5, 2013|
|Publisher||Houghton Mifflin Books for Children|