TITLE: A Wrinkle in Time: 2012 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Hope Larson, Anita Silvey, Leonard Marcus
EVENT DATE: 2012/09/23
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 21 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
At the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Hope Larson, Anita Silvey and Leonard Marcus discuss the classic book "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle upon its 50th anniversary.
Speaker Biography: While Hope Larson was attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she was discovered by comic artist and theorist Scott McCloud, who encouraged her to create comics. She was soon invited to the webcomics anthology site Girlmatic and produced her first professional comic, a web serial called "I Was There & Just Returned." Her 2008 book, "Chiggers," is a graphic novel about "nerdy teenaged girls."
Speaker Biography: The author of "100 Best Books for Children" and "500 Great Books for Teens," Anita Silvey has devoted 40 years to promoting books that will turn young people -- and families -- into readers. Her lifelong interest has led her to appear on NPR, "The Today Show," "60 Minutes" and many radio programs in the United States and Canada. Silvey's conviction that "only the very best of anything can be good enough for the young" forms the cornerstone of all her work. She was editor-in-chief of The Horn Book, known as the Bible of children's literature criticism, for 11 years.
Speaker Biography: Leonard Marcus is a renowned historian and critic and one of the children's book world's most respected writers. His highly acclaimed books about children's literature and the authors and artists who create them include "Show Me a Story!," "The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth" and "Funny Business." His incisive book reviews appeared in every issue of Parenting magazine for 21 years. Marcus currently writes for The New York Times Book Review, among other publications, and writes "Sight Reading," a regular column on illustrated books for The Horn Book, considered the Bible of children's literature criticism.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2012