To mark the end of the year – as is now traditional on the blog – we asked people across The Futures Company, and former colleagues, to share something they’d found interesting this year. We’ll be publishing the responses on the blog over the holiday period.
Dhatri Navanayagam on children’s books
“There are no good books only for children”: it was with this W. H. Auden quote that began the journey of the New York Public Library’s exhibition, The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. I particularly enjoyed discovering children’s stories that featured ethnic characters and had been created by authors to serve communities under represented in this literary genre. A highlight was reading a letter written by a librarian from a Hispanic community. She thanked an author for his children’s story, which specifically featured Hispanic characters. It was the first time that the children in her community had encountered a book featuring kids that looked like them.
The image of the exhibition is via Glenwood, and is used with thanks.
Isaac Bernstein on electronic music