Reading with the stars : a celebration of books and libraries

by Kniffel, Leonard,

Format: Print Book 2011
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction LITERATURE 027 REA 2011
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  LITERATURE 027 REA 2011
With plenty to engage library advocates as well as casual readers, Reading with the Stars offers proof positive that libraries and librarians continue to perform vital services and hold a place of honor.
Barack Obama, bound to the world
Julie Andrews, music to her ears
Bill Gates, take me to your reader
David Mamet, getting an education
Laura Bush, first librarian
Ken Burns, archiving America
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, from hoops to ink
Cokie Roberts, a sense of our future
Ron Reagan, along party lines
Garrison Keillor, the Internet is a swamp
Ralph Nader, rallying readers
Jamie Lee Curtis, a connection to learning
Al Gore, the planet in the balance
Oprah Winfrey, reading for life.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sure, the title is a catchy riff on a popular TV show, but the American Library Association has been involved with the stars since 1985, when Bill Cosby became the first celebrity to appear in a READ poster. Former American Libraries editor-in-chief Kniffel has spoken with many of the prominent artists, politicians, and sports figures who have come forward on behalf of our public and school libraries and now presents 14 lively and affirming interviews with high-profile library lovers. President Barack Obama says that libraries are sanctuaries of learning, where we are free to read and consider what we please. Performer and children's author Julie Andrews praises libraries as places of opportunity for everyone. David Mamet states that the Chicago Public Library is his alma mater and the library is a nonjudgmental, open, inviting compendium of wisdom. The other advocates of libraries and librarians include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Gates, Laura Bush, Jamie Lee Curtis, Al Gore, and Oprah Winfrey. Warm and inviting, this is an important book in a time of contentious debate over public funds and societal priorities.--Seaman, Donn. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Celebrities -- Books and reading -- United States.
Celebrities -- United States -- Attitudes.
Libraries -- United States -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- United States.
Celebrities -- United States -- Interviews.
Library users -- United States -- Interviews.
Publisher New York : Chicago :Skyhorse ;2011
American Library Association,
Language English
Description viii, 158 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780838935989
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