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Believing in Books : The Story of Lillian Smith

By: Waxman, Sydell.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Stories of Canada: Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, 2002Description: 1 online resource (134 p.).ISBN: 9781459727236.Subject(s): Books and reading | Children -- Books and reading -- Canada -- Juvenile literature | Children’s librarians -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Children’s libraries -- Canada -- Juvenile literature | Librarians | Libraries -- Canada -- History | Smith, Lillian H. (Lillian Helena), 1887- -- Juvenile literature | Smith, Lillian H. (Lillian Helena), b. 1887 | Women -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Believing in Books : The Story of Lillian SmithDDC classification: 020.92 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Chapter One; Favourite Room; Pack It Up; The Magical, Musical Mission; New York, New York; Storytelling; Oh, Canada; The First; Call Me Miss Smith; The Forest of Firsts; Lillian Smith's forest of firsts; Number One; The Library Tree: For Children Only; The War; After the War; Shakespeare; Influenza Pandemic; For Children Only; Building a Dream; Follow the Leader; Number Two; The People Tree: The Best of the Best; A Tour of Boys and Girls House; Monday, Monday; Goodbye, Tommy; Stories, Plays, Puppets and Displays; Special People; Number Three
The Book Tree: The Classics and MoreBooks for Boys and Girls; Number Four; The Learning Tree: Forever Changing; The Teacher and the Child; The Play's the Thing; Number Five; The Spreading Tree: Around the world; Into the Schools; Into the Hospitals; Around the World; Gifts; Number Six; The History Tree: Past, Present and Future; The Forest of Firsts Was Complete; Weekends Away; History In the Making; The End of a New Beginning; Chronology; About the Author; Dedication; Photo and Art Credits
Summary: 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.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Chapter One; Favourite Room; Pack It Up; The Magical, Musical Mission; New York, New York; Storytelling; Oh, Canada; The First; Call Me Miss Smith; The Forest of Firsts; Lillian Smith's forest of firsts; Number One; The Library Tree: For Children Only; The War; After the War; Shakespeare; Influenza Pandemic; For Children Only; Building a Dream; Follow the Leader; Number Two; The People Tree: The Best of the Best; A Tour of Boys and Girls House; Monday, Monday; Goodbye, Tommy; Stories, Plays, Puppets and Displays; Special People; Number Three

The Book Tree: The Classics and MoreBooks for Boys and Girls; Number Four; The Learning Tree: Forever Changing; The Teacher and the Child; The Play's the Thing; Number Five; The Spreading Tree: Around the world; Into the Schools; Into the Hospitals; Around the World; Gifts; Number Six; The History Tree: Past, Present and Future; The Forest of Firsts Was Complete; Weekends Away; History In the Making; The End of a New Beginning; Chronology; About the Author; Dedication; Photo and Art Credits

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.

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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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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