A Velocity of Being: Letters to A Young Reader

A Velocity of Being: Letters to A Young Reader by Popova, Maria 1592702287 9781592702282
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A Brain Pickings Best Childrens Book of the Year

An embarrassment of riches. --The New York Times

In these pages, some of todays most wonderful culture-makers--writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers--reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character.
On the page facing each letter, an illustration by a celebrated illustrator or graphic artist presents that artists visual response. Among the diverse contributions are letters from Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, Jerome Bruner, Shonda Rhimes, Ursula K. Le Guin, Yo-Yo Ma, Judy Blume, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Jacqueline Woodson, as well as a ninety-eight-year-old Holocaust survivor, a pioneering oceanographer, and Italys first woman in space. Some of the illustrators, cartoonists, and graphic designers involved are Marianne Dubuc, Sean Qualls, Oliver Jeffers, Maira Kalman, Mo Willems, Isabelle Arsenault, Chris Ware, Liniers, Shaun Tan, Tomi Ungerer, and Art Spiegelman. This project is woven entirely of goodwill, generosity of spirit, and a shared love of books. Everyone involved has donated their time, and all profits will go to the New York Public Library systems. This stunning 272-page hardcover volume features a lay-flat binding to allow for greater ease of reading.

Author: Popova, Maria

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books

Publication Date: 2018-12-14


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