Category Archives: Children’s literature

Mary O’Hara: “My Heart is in Wyoming”

Could successful screenwriter and socialite Mary O’Hara exchange her glitzy lifestyle for that of a Wyoming ranch wife? Her friends didn’t think so. But by 1930 Mary had hit her mid-forties and was fed up with her gilded life. She … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Aesop

While not much is known about the ancient Greek storyteller Aesop, including how much of the author’s life is legend versus fact, today many celebrate his birthday.  One of the Toppan Rare Books Library collection areas features items for and … Continue reading

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Honoring Children’s Literature

Granted annually by the American Library Association since 1922 to the most distinguished children’s book published the previous year, the Newbery Medal is one of the best known awards for noteworthy children’s literature in this country.  On Sunday evening, June … Continue reading

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