|A mother and daughter reading from Faith Ringgold's story quilt|
"Tar Beach",on view now at the New York Public Library.
exhibition " The ABC of it: Why Children's Books Matter." This exhibition is curated with children of all ages in mind. Little children can hurry through a small passageway and feel like Alice of "Alice and Wonderland" might have while chasing the white rabbit. A parent and child can read "Good Night Moon" in a magical space that looks as if was right out of the book. Funny things happen like watching a wall sculpture of Alice, start to stretch and stretch to the ceiling. Walls suddenly get furry as Max would have seen and felt his monsters to be in "Where the Wild things Are." The surprises are go on and on. See a parrot handled umbrella that looks like the one Mary Poppins would have carried and find out that it belonged to the books author, P.L. Travers. An incredible story quilt made by Faith Ringgold entitled by the same as her Caldecott Honor Book "Tar Beach," The quilt tells of African American leaders and their commitment to literacy throughout history.
The New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition Hall Fifth Ave at 42nd street