Skip to main content

Leonard Marcus, tells the history of diverse books in the U.S.

Author and critic, Leonard Marcus, tells the history of diverse books in the U.S. Post-WWI and WWII and the civil rights activism of the 1960s were turning points for the emergence of books for and about children of color.

This video appears in:

Leonard Marcus

Nonfiction, History of Children’s Books and Authors

Leonard Marcus

Leonard Marcus is one of the most respected writers and historians of children’s literature. His critically acclaimed books have looked at Caldecott winners, the history and impact of Golden Books, fantasy writers, and the lives of other children’s authors including the influential Margaret Wise Brown.