Exhibit Explores the Staying Power of Children’s Stories
Whether it’s the tale of Max and his fearsome-looking monster friends in Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are, or the bull who preferred smelling flowers to fighting matadors in Munro Leaf’s The Story of Ferdinand, a good children’s book can be remembered forever.
In a current exhibit ,entitled “Why Children’s Books: Inspiring Generations” the Richmond Public Library explores the staying power of children’s stories through the reminiscences of 58 prominent Richmond personalities (ranging from politicians and educators to local sports figures).
The exhibit will be on display at the main branch of the Richmond Public Library through May 29th. After that it will be on display at the Children’s Museum of Richmond. Anita Silvie, the author of Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book will give a talk at the Richmond Public Library Saturday May 19th at 2:00 p.m.
WCVE Public Radio’s Peter Solomon filed this report.