Harvard Magazine 24 November 2021 by Jacob Sweet

The new exhibit—the first in a newly renovated Houghton Library—explores anthropomorphism in children’s literature, celebrating Solomon’s collection while inviting guests to engage with the cultural influence, potential, and pitfalls of books for kids. “While we welcome feelings of delight and nostalgia,” writes Fearrington librarian of Houghton Library Thomas Hyry in an introduction to the collection, “this exhibition—and children’s literature in general—quickly reveals itself as a much more potent source for understanding our collective past and present.”

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