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Behind the Book: Exploring Illustrated Children’s Literature under Lenin and Stalin

Released this summer, Picturing the Page: Illustrated Children’s Literature and Reading under Lenin and Stalin offers a vivid exploration of illustrated children’s literature and reading under Lenin and Stalin – a period when mass publishing for children and universal public education became available for the first time in Russia. In this post, author Megan Swift talks about how her book came to life and explores the vital and multifaceted function illustrated children’s literature plays in repurposing the past.

Isolation Reading for the Week of May 11

Every Monday we’re bringing you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. This week, Breanna Muir, our Product Marketing Specialist, has chosen The Hotel as her staff pick.

Mavis Gallant: Fighting the Get-It-All-In Syndrome

In this week’s blog post, Marta Dvořák, author of the newly released Mavis Gallant: The Eye and the Ear, discusses her relationship with Mavis Gallant, the Paris-based master of the short story and visual and sound culture.