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the wild card


i spent a couple of weeks thinking about how i would get started and then i saw an email subject line that caught my eye: "What Are Wild Books?" i never heard the term before so i read The Daily Heller article a little more. i felt like it was calling my name - coming up was an event at the New School about this topic called, "Where the WIld Books Are" and it was about books from other countries! i signed up immediately.


  • Leonard S. Marcus, author; eminent historian, critic of children’s literature.
  • Betsy Bird, critic of children’s literature; author; producer of fusenumber8.
  • Christine Plu, professor of children’s literature at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, Paris-Seine.
  • Denise von Stockar, critic of children’s literature (MS Education, University of California, Berkeley).
  • Giorgia Grilli, professor of children’s literature at the Bologna University; founder of the Center of Research in Children’s Literature at the Bologna University
  • Tara Books, an independent publishing house based in Chennai, South India.
  • Junko Yokota, professor emeritus at National Louis University, Chicago; children’s book critic and Asian picture book specialist.


  • Steven Guarnaccia Moderator, artist, author (Goldilocks and the Three Bears: a Tale Moderne; The Three Pigs, An Architectural Tale), Associate Professor of Illustration, Parsons School of Design.
  • Claudia Bedrick, independent publisher of Enchanted Lion Books.
  • Etienne Delessert, artist; author (Ionesco’s Stories 1,2,3,4; Night Circus), publisher.
  • David Macaulay, artist; author (The Way Things Work; Black and White), publisher.

not only was the event free, it could provide me some background to how childrens' books are published in the US and i can possibly find some resources for my project. it was such a wild card for me to find this event and i am so excited about what i will learn!


something to kick start my project!

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