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Learn the true story of Anne Carol Moore, the first children’s librarian in the United States! Told in lovingly crafted prose and Miss Rumphius-esque illustrations, this is a perfect read for both history and book lovers.MacKenzie — From Miss Moore Thought Otherwise
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.
Debby Atwell is the acclaimed illustrator of many books, including, Barn, Pearl and River, published by Houghton Mifflin. She lives in Maine.