A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (Hardcover)

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By Maria Popova (Editor), Claudia Bedrick (Editor)
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This is a love letter to books. It's addressed to you, the reader. Letters compiled from authors, activists, leaders, and thinkers are masterfully paired with illustrations by artists of every style. The Velocity of Being shows us where reading can take us (and reminds us of where we've already been). Look through the book. There's a letter in here for you too.

— From Halley

Description


In these pages, some of today's most wonderful culture-makers--writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers--reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character. On the page facing each letter, an illustration by a celebrated illustrator or graphic artist presents that artist's visual response.

Among the diverse contributions are letters from Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, Jerome Bruner, Shonda Rhimes, Ursula K. Le Guin, Yo-Yo Ma, Judy Blume, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Jacqueline Woodson, as well as a ninety-eight-year-old Holocaust survivor, a pioneering oceanographer, and Italy's first woman in space. Some of the illustrators, cartoonists, and graphic designers involved are Marianne Dubuc, Sean Qualls, Oliver Jeffers, Maira Kalman, Mo Willems, Isabelle Arsenault, Chris Ware, Liniers, Shaun Tan, Tomi Ungerer, and Art Spiegelman.

This project is woven entirely of goodwill, generosity of spirit, and a shared love of books. Everyone involved has donated their time, and all profits will go to the New York Public Library systems. Edited and introduced by
Maria Popova, who has been writing since 2006 about what she reads on Brain
Pickings (brainpickings.org), which is now included in the Library of Congress archive
of culturally valuable materials; Edited by Claudia Bedrick, publisher, editorial
and art director of Enchanted Lion Books.

About the Author


Edited and introduced byMaria Popova, who has been writing since 2006 about what she reads on BrainPickings (brainpickings.org), which is now included in the Library of Congress archiveof culturally valuable materials; Edited by Claudia Bedrick, publisher, editorial& art director of Enchanted Lion Books.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781592702282
ISBN-10: 1592702287
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publication Date: December 31st, 2018
Pages: 280
Language: English