99% Invisible

415- Goodnight Nobody

44:13 | Sep 29th

9 recommendations

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


Recommendations

phocks recommended:Nov 18th

When the kid tries to step into the book I lost it. Immediately ordered Goodnight Moon for my daughter.

I thought this episode was:

🌅 A beautiful story
😭 A tear-jerker

mmNov 18th

@phocks My heart 😭😭😭

phocksNov 18th

@mm 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

epekilisNov 19th

@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

cgkelly recommended:Nov 5th

I thought this episode was:

💔 Heart-breaking
💡 Educational

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

I thought this episode was:

💡 Educational
🧐 Intriguing

rmmiller364Nov 2nd

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

epekilisNov 3rd

@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.

mmNov 4th

@rmmiller364 LOL

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

I thought this episode was:

🌅 A beautiful story
😊 Delightful
💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking

tqwerty recommended:Oct 30th

I thought this episode was:

😂 Funny
🤓 Insightful
🤔 Thought-provoking

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!

I thought this episode was:

😊 Delightful
🤓 Insightful

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.

I thought this episode was:

💡 Educational
🧐 Intriguing
🤔 Thought-provoking
🤯 Unbeliveable
🕵️‍ Well-researched

ian recommended:Oct 17th

A great story about libraries and children’s literature. Fascinating how much influence a single person can have both good and bad.

I thought this episode was:

👍 Well-produced
🕵️‍ Well-researched
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