The Gallery at Penn College
Free Virtual Zoom Event
Williamsport, PA 17701
A New Deal For The Nursery: Golden Books And The Democratization Of American Children's Book Publishing
Talk by Leonard Marcus, free virtual zoom event, Wed. at 7:30pm. In the 1940s, Golden Books revolutionized American children’s literature by making quality picture books available everywhere for just 25 cents each. In this illustrated presentation, renowned historian Leonard Marcus tells the behind-the-scenes tale of the visionary enterprise that brought together top-flight artists, writers, and marketing wizards to make Golden Books a household name. Leonard Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. He is the author of Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon, The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth, and Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books, among other books, and is the editor of You Can’t Say That!, a collection of conversations about censorship and the literature for young people. Marcus has written frequently for the New York Times Book Review and has been a commentator on radio and television. He is a founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum and Editor-at-Large at Astra Publishing House. Registration is required.