Believing in Books: The Story of Lillian Smith (Stories of Canada Series)

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Have you ever read a book that you couldn't put down? Has that book taken you to other countries, to other centuries? Have you found yourself brimming with excitement, exclaiming to all who will listen, "Read this book!" This biography is the story of a child who took her love of childrens' books and found a way to share it with the world as she grew up. Her voice would be the first to carry the message of childrens' right to read across the world. It is not too much to say that she started a revolution for ...

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Have you ever read a book that you couldn't put down? Has that book taken you to other countries, to other centuries? Have you found yourself brimming with excitement, exclaiming to all who will listen, "Read this book!" This biography is the story of a child who took her love of childrens' books and found a way to share it with the world as she grew up. Her voice would be the first to carry the message of childrens' right to read across the world. It is not too much to say that she started a revolution for children's books in her career as the first children's librarian in the British Commonwealth.

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Gr 4-6-Smith, author of The Unreluctant Years (ALA, 1991), is an icon of children's librarianship. She began her career at the New York Public Library in the early 1900s working with Anne Carroll Moore, eventually moving on to the Toronto Public Library. In 1922, she opened the Boys and Girls House, a library for children, and built a collection that is still recognized internationally. Throughout her long career, Smith fought to connect children and books, never compromising her belief that children deserve the best. Waxman has simplified this woman's story by creating characters who are composites of numerous individuals and at times telling Smith's story from their point of view. However, she notes that "The facts, the quotes and the scenarios remain historically accurate." Unfortunately, the book is at times simplistic and idealistic, glossing over the real struggles Smith faced. Average-quality, black-and-white photos, drawings, and reproductions appear throughout, often in the wide margins that also feature quotes by the woman and her contemporaries. While children's librarians may appreciate this tribute to Smith, the book will have limited appeal for children.-Laura Reed, Kitchener Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780929141770
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Series: Stories of Canada Series , #3
  • Pages: 88
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Sydell Waxman's eclectic career has encompassed work as an historical researcher, school librarian, museum lecturer, entrepreneur and writer. Her first book Changing the Pattern: The Story of Emily Stowe the biography of Canada’s first female physician Emily Stowe, was selected for the Our Choice seal from the CCBC and won the Toronto Heritage Award in 1998.

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