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A velocity of being : letters to a young reader

Format: Print Book 2018
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ABrain Pickings Best Children's Book of the Year

"An embarrassment of riches." --The New York Times

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 fromJane 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 areMarianne Dubuc, Sean Qualls, Oliver Jeffers, Maira Kalman, Mo Willems, Isabelle Arsenault, Chris Ware, Liniers, Shaun Tan, Tomi Ungerer, andArt 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. This stunning 272-page hardcover volume features a lay-flat binding to allow for greater ease of reading.
Jacqueline Woodson Lara Hawthorne
Laura Brown-Lavoie Ping Zhu
Alexandra Horowitz Frank Viva
Neil Gaiman Sophie Blackall
Alain De Botton Mouni Feddag
Diane Ackerman Olivier Tallec
Jane Goodall Christian Robinson
David Byrne Daniel Salmieri
Jad Abumrad Joohee Yoon
Martha Nussbaum Michela Buttignol
Rebecca Solnit Liniers
Elizabeth Gilbert Marianne Dubuc
David Whyte Felicita Sala
Claudia Guadalupe Martinez Ashleigh Corrin
Alexander Chee Taeeun Yoo
Amanda Palmer Øyvind Torseter
Rose Styron Cindy Derby
Dani Shapiro Yara Kono
Emily Levine Kristin Roskifte
Lucianne Walkowicz Violeta Lopiz
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie Esme Shapiro
Helen Fagin Ingrid Godon
Debbie Millman Dasha tolstikova
Shonda Rhimes Matthew Forsythe
Thomas Page Mcbee Mandana Sadat
Alan Lightman Josh Cochran
Amanda Stern Carson Ellis
Roz Chast
Ruth Ann Harnisch Maisie Paradise Shearring
Annalee Newitz Chloe Bonfield
Judy Blume Decur
Robin Wall Kimmerer Valerio Vidali
Cory Doctorow You Jung Byun
Aracelis Girmay Ariana Fields
Isabel Minhós Martins Christopher Silas Neal
Sarah Kay Lisa D'andrea
Seth Godin Katrin Stangl
Ariel Schrag
Mary Oliver Marc Johns
Naomi Wolf Hyewon Yum
Susan Orlean Wendy Macnaughton
Bruce Handy Albertine
Andrew Solomon Catarina Sobral
Richard Branson William Grill
Anne-Marie Slaughter Anne Slaughter
Laurel Braitman Cecilia Ruiz
Mohammed Fairouz Nahid Kazemi
Matthew Burgess Jenni Desmond
Aaron Koblin Tallulah Fontaine
Sylvia Earle Sophie Gilmore
Felicia Day Emily Hughes
Jerome Bruner Mo Willems
Lena Dunham Tim Miller
Terry Teachout Kenard Pak
Mara Faye Lethem Ofra Amit
Parker Palmer Hadley Hooper
Eve Ensler Zoey Abbott
Tim Ferriss Benjamin Chaud
Ev Williams Brian Floca
Maud Newton Peter Brown
Steven Pinker Marine Rivoal
David L. Ulin Gemma Correll
Natascha Mcelhone Bernardo P. Carvalho
Lise Solomon Zachariah Ohora
Dean Wareham Benoît Delhomme
Mariska Hargitay Samantha Cotterill
Hans Ulrich Obrist Serge Bloch
Kevin Kelly Andrea Tsurumi
Courtney E. Martin Isol
David Delgado The Brothers Hilts
Chris Anderson Brian Rea
Leonard S. Marcus Julia Rothman
Thao Ngyuen Sean G. Qualls
Tavi Gevinson Vittoria Facchini
William Powers Christoph Niemann
Chris Ware
Paul Holdengräber Maira Kalman
Liz Danzico Ohara Hale
Samantha Cristoforetti John Parra
Holland Taylor Oliver Jeffers
Brandon Stanton Sara Varon
Maria Bustillos Sergio Ruzzier
Rebecca Mead Sonia Sánchez
Krista Tippett Judith Clay
Emily Spivack Liz Starin
Regina Spektor Benji Davies
Marina Abramović Lia Halloran
Ellen Handler Spitz Sandra Jarvera
Sarah Lewis Julie Paschkis
Dona Ann Mcadams Marc Drumwright
Baba Brinkman Lizi Boyd
Paola Antonelli Kris Di Giacomo
Daniel Handler Lisa Brown
Shirley Manson Rumisu
J.D. McClatchy Chip Kidd
Steven Heller Pascal Blanchet
Morley Kamen Miguel Pang Ly
Françoise Moulley Art Spiegelman
Jon Scieszka Henrik Drescher
Isabel Quintero Sabina Hahn
Tomi Ungerer
Pamela Paul Alessandro Sanna
Meehan Crist Jon Klassen
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Giselle Potter
Dawn Landes Elise Hurst
Caroline Paul Grant Snider
Lisa Randall Luke Ramsey
John Maeda Katie Harnett
Jacqueline Novogratz Isabelle Arsenault
Chris Sacca Carla torres
Tom De Blasis Shaun Tan
Ursula K. Le Guin Charles Vess
Yo-Yo Ma Narges Mohammadi
Ann Patchett Vladimir Radunsky
Ann Martin Robin Rosenthal
Kaisa Leka Christoffer Leka
James Gleick Benoit Tardif
Adam Gopnik Beatrice Alemagna
Janna Levin The Fan Brothers
Anne Lamott Andrea Dezsö.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This is best described by the editors themselves as an eight-year labor of love. This chunky anthology includes letters and art from 121 writers and artists in the form of poems, personal narratives, cartoons, instructions, reflections, and more. Indeed, it breaks all sorts of literary boundaries: genre, form, audience. Contributions come from a dazzling array of people: journalists (Maria Bustillos), radio hosts (Krista Tippet), film directors (Shonda Rhimes), musicians (Yo-Yo Ma), and numerous writers who share their own experiences with reading. Some sought solace, others adventure. Some read avidly as children, others grew to love books as adults. All encourage young readers to linger with stories and be moved by the experiences they encounter. Each narrative is carefully paired with an illustration by an artist selected to bring its message to life. These pairings are at once surprising and inevitable. Christian Robinson's collages depict young Jane Goodall reading in a tree, surrounded by wildlife; Mo Willems' whimsical rendering of a reader complements the posthumous entry of American psychologist Jerome Bruner. Narrative pages include short biographies of the authors, and the back matter provides information about the artists. This should live on the nightstand, be picked up regularly, and savored. A treasure trove for anyone who loves words and pictures.--Amina Chaudhri Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Children -- Books and reading -- Juvenile literature.
Teenagers -- Books and reading -- Juvenile literature.
Children -- Books and reading.
Teenagers -- Books and reading.
Publisher New York :2018
Contributors Popova, Maria, editor, writer of introduction.
Bedrick, Claudia Zoe, editor.
Language English
Description 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781592702282
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