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A Velocity Of Being: Letters to a Young Reader

By Maria Popova

$52.50

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Why this makes a great gift

A book is one of the most thoughtful and personal gifts; they give that extra personal touch, they communicate “this made me think of you”, and in the end, isn’t that what gifts are all about? Books can have the ability to transport us to a whole new world wherever we are, they can tell a million different stories for a million different people. Allow the creatives loved ones in your life to settle in and use their imagination to get lost within the pages of this book that is sure to inspire.

Product 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.

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