The Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress has a display of Susan Roth's original illustrations from Parrots over Puerto Rico until close of business on Wednesday, October 15. The originals reveal details that the prints in the actual book cannot capture. The room, located in the Jefferson Building, G29, is open 9 to 4:30. On Monday, October 13, the room will be open to support the Main Reading Room Open House; however, the room is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
This fictionalized look at Dickens’ year working in Warren’s blacking factory offers understanding about the writer’s unhappy childhood. Imagined characters from his future work swirl in dreamy flows of muted greens and blues through Hendrix’s complex graphite, pen-and-ink, and acrylic illustrations.
Poems about three very different women born in 1867 who defied the rules of their time—Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madame C. J. Walker, and Marie Curie—explore their special and sometimes difficult relationships with their daughters—Rose Wilder Lane, A’Lelia Walker, and Irène Joliot-Curie.
Poetic language and magical illustrations combine in this fictional biography that captures the wonder, passion, and pain of Pablo Neruda’s early life. Printed in Neruda’s signature green ink, the beautifully crafted book includes representative poems, author notes, and sources.