Mon 9/17 @ 7PM
Let’s remember the literary classics with which we all grew up as kids. No, not Of Mice and Men, or not even Art of the Deal, but Goodnight Moon, and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. The REAL classics. It may interest you to know that the lives of a Doctor Seuss or Margaret Wise Brown were often just as dramatic and dishy as those of a J.K. Rowling.
Marianne Martens is a Kent State University assistant professor who specializes in children’s collections. She will talk about the golden age of American picture books, which she places as basically from the 1940s to the 1970s.
It’s a nostalgic presentation for all ages who appreciate and believe that Max from Where the Wild Things Are could kick the ass of all those Wimpy Kid diaries.
Admission is free.