Monday, August 11, 2008

Patience, Fortitude and Stuart Little

For an interesting article about one of the first children's librarians in America, who also tried to repress the publication of E. B. White's Stuart Little, see Jill Lepore, "Lives and Letters: The Lion and the Mouse, The Battle that Shaped Children's Literature" New Yorker, July 21, 2008, pp. 66--73. Anne Carroll Moore was the children's librarian in an experimental position at Pratt Institute when "libraries were popping up in American cities and towns like crocuses at first melt." Later Moore tried to stop distribution of White's landmark book while working at the New York Public Library.

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