Pamela Paul & Maria Russo with Maria Semple
Published to considerable praise and attention this past fall, New York Times Book Review editors Pamela Paul and Maria Russo have collaborated on a smart, engaging book, How To Raise a Reader (Workman). Drawing on their extensive involvement with books for young people - Pamela Paul was the children’s book review editor before becoming editor of all the New York Times Book Review and the Times’ book coverage, and Maria Russo is the Times’ children’s book review editor - this is an informative guide that will likely inspire people of all ages to read. Onstage with them will be esteemed Seattle novelist Maria Semple, she of Where’d You Go Bernadette and Today Will Be Different - which should make for even more of an entertaining, enlightening evening.
“New York Times Book Review editors Paul and Russo are the perfect candidates to guide us in raising children who love reading. Colorful and visually pleasing, this attractive text shares not only book lists but also “must-knows” for each age level, from toddlers to teens…Bold and bright illustrations combine with varied recommendations for instilling a love of reading in children of all ages; a must-purchase for all collections.” – Library Journal.
“Rocket fuel for a lifetime of reading”—Maria Popova.
Presented by Town Hall Arts & Culture series in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.