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Miss Moore thought otherwise : how Anne Carroll Moore created libraries for children
2013
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NonFiction
Juvenile
History
Biographical
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Libraries
Books and reading
Immigrants
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Pinborough debuts with a biography of children's advocate and librarian Moore (1871-1961), celebrated for her pioneering work in making libraries and library services accessible to (and fun for) kids. The author has selected highlights from Moore's life-her belief in letting children touch and borrow books, her ascent to the head of children's services for the New York Public Library-and streamlined them into a concise, breezy chronology. Atwell's folk-art style acrylics capture a sense of history in the making, as well as the book's themes of excitement and change. Information on Moore and other trailblazing librarians is included in endnotes. Ages 6-9. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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<p>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.</p>
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