The NCCIL celebrates Garth Williams

While everyone continues to shelter in place, the Abilene (TX) Cultural Affairs Council’s Sidney Levesque spoke with Leonard about the memorable 2017 city-wide CALF arts and literacy festival when the illustration art of Garth Williams was celebrated with the largest ever Williams [...]

2019 Carle Honors Awards

As chair of the Eric Carle Museum’s Carle Honors Committee and as founder of the awards, Leonard takes an active role in choosing each year’s winners. The Carle awards are unique in recognizing not only the contributions of the artists who create picture books but also the work of [...]

2019 Carle Honors Announced

Chairing the Carle Honors Committee of the Eric Carle Museum of Museum of Picture Book Art continues to be a deeply satisfying way to help recognize the most innovative efforts of artists, publishing and library professionals, and others to connect children with books both here and around the world.

Meeting Madeleine L’Engle

Leonard's work as editor of the Library of America's authoritative edition of Madeleine L'Engle's Kairos Novels really began, in a sense, years earlier during a memorable, touch-and-go encounter with the author of A Wrinkle in Time. Here's what happened.

The Notorious UN

Ursula Nordstrom, Harper’s visionary publisher of “good books for bad children,” is now the subject of a comics tribute by illustrator Joana Avillez. It appeared on the back page of the New York Times Book Review as Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom reached its [...]

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