The author of several books including 100 Best Books for Children, 500 Great Books for Teens, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book, and Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger, Anita Silvey has devoted 40 years to promoting books that will turn the young—and families—into readers. She has appeared frequently on NPR, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, and various radio programs to talk about our best books for young people. In a unique career in the children’s book field, Ms. Silvey has divided her time equally between publishing, evaluating children’s books, and writing. Her lifelong conviction that “only the very best of anything can be good enough for the young” forms the cornerstone of her work. Formerly publisher of children’s books for Houghton Mifflin Company and editor-in-chief of The Horn Book Magazine, she currently teaches modern book publishing, children’s book publishing, and children’s book author studies at several colleges.
This program is free to the public and does not require registration. Ms. Silvey’s appearance at the library is made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the support of the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library.