A velocity of being Letters to a young reader

Book - 2018

"A collection of 121 letters by authors, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers about the impact reading has had on their lives. Every letter is accompanied by a full page illustration"--

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Published
New York : Enchanted Lion Books [2018]
Language
English
Physical Description
256 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9781592702282
1592702287
  • 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.
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred 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. Grades 4-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Complemented by illustrations by such leading artists as Oliver Jeffers, Mo Willems and Art Spiegelman, an expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries and reading collects literary contributions by a wide range of intellectuals, from Jane Goodall and Neil Gaiman to Judy Blume and Yo-Yo Ma. 25,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"A collection of 121 letters by authors, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers about the impact reading has had on their lives. Every letter is accompanied by a full page illustration"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading from an eclectic array of thinkers and creators includes contributions from such individuals as Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

A Brain Pickings Best Children's Book of the Year "An embarrassment of riches." 'The New York TimesIn 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 from Jane 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 are Marianne Dubuc, Sean Qualls, Oliver Jeffers, Maira Kalman, Mo Willems, Isabelle Arsenault, Chris Ware, Liniers, Shaun Tan, Tomi Ungerer, and Art 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.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

A Brain Pickings Best Children's Book of the Year "An embarrassment of riches." —The New York TimesAn expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.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 from Jane 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 are Marianne Dubuc, Sean Qualls, Oliver Jeffers, Maira Kalman, Mo Willems, Isabelle Arsenault, Chris Ware, Liniers, Shaun Tan, Tomi Ungerer, and Art 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.

Review by Publisher Summary 6

An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.