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A velocity of being : letters to a young reader / edited by Maria Popova & Claudia Bedrick.

Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2017Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781592702282 :.Subject(s): Books and reading | LibrariesDDC classification: 028/.9 Summary: An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading from an eclectic array of thinkers and creators includes contributions from such individuals as Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In these pages, some of today's 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 artist's 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 Italy's 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.

Edited and introduced by
Maria Popova , who has been writing since 2006 about what she reads on Brain
Pickings (brainpickings.org), which is now included in the Library of Congress archive
of culturally valuable materials; Edited by Claudia Bedrick , publisher, editorial
and art director of Enchanted Lion Books.

An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading from an eclectic array of thinkers and creators includes contributions from such individuals as Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

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