Back of Book:
Once upon a time, American children couldn’t borrow library books. Reading wasn’t all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children’s room at the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats, and most important of all, borrowing privileges to the world’s best children’s books in many different languages.
I love finding books that teach readers about the creation of public libraries. I think it’s important to teach children that libraries are a place where they can learn and grow. I loved learning about Anne Carroll More and her fight to create an environment in libraries for children. I loved learning that she created learning clubs for children, and even back then, found ways to make English Language Learners feel included. I am adding this to my diverse book collection. It shows the strength that on woman had, to include all children. The illustrations are soft and warm.
Ages 6 and up