415- Goodnight Nobody
44:13 | Sep 29th
The unlikely battle between the creator of the New York Public Library children's reading room and the beloved children’s classic Goodnight Moon. Goodnight Nobody Pre-order The 99% Invisible City
phocks recommended:Nov 18th
When the kid tries to step into the book I lost it. Immediately ordered Goodnight Moon for my daughter.
@phocks for your daughter do you have the Pigeon books by Mo Willems? (Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive A Bus, the Pigeon Eats a Hot Dog, don’t let the Pigeon Stay Up Late)? We loved those ones. They are fantastic read aloud books and a lot on of fun. Also Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann, How to Catch...Show More
rmmiller364 recommended:Nov 2nd
LOVED this episode. I had heard that anecdote about how there was a librarian who banned Goodnight Moon from NY public libraries, but I knew nothing else beyond that. I really love that Anne Carroll Moore was dedicated to providing working class children the same leisure and learning experiences tha...Show More
And wow, the coda is really amazing. I told my husband that when he suggests something I don’t like, I’m going to start saying “Nicholas wouldn’t like that.” He was not a fan
@rmmiller364 it was the cab ride that got me. The minute they said there was an incident in a cab I knew what I would have done with that thing. I just laughed out loud.
epekilis recommended:Nov 1st
I have to side with the view that creating the concept of a children’s library and promoting childhood literacy is more important than the fact that she liked this genre of books over that genre. Tastes change over time, but love of reading is a lifelong gift to any child no matter what they choose...Show More
monamok recommended:Oct 30th
As a parent who has read this book to their kiddos, it was so interesting to hear the social context of this book and people who you wouldn’t imagine excluding it from libraries. Super recommended!
mm recommended:Oct 29th
Wowza! Why wasn't one of the most famous children books, Goodnight Moon, in the NY Public Library system? Because the woman who invented the children's reading room didn't like it. Meet the Anna Wintour of children's book. Also the last epilogue bit was hilarious.