TALK | "People of the Picture Book:" The Invention of Childhood, with Ilan Stavans

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Ilan Stavans"People of the Picture Book: The History of Jewish Children's Literature" is a three-lecture series led by Ilan Stavans that explores the illuminating journey of Jewish children's books from the medieval Haggadah to the rich, multicultural literature produced worldwide today. Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American, and Latino Culture at Amherst College, publisher of Restless Books, and host of the NPR podcast "In Contrast."

Tuesday, May 8: "People of the Picture Book: The Invention of Childhood"
The second lecture surveys the parallel rise of psychoanalysis and the comic-strip industry in the twentieth century as the background against which Jewish children’s book classics like Curious George, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerged.

Suggested donation: $5 


The other talks in the series take place May 1 and May 15.

PLEASE NOTE: Lineup is subject to change.

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