Saturday, September 1, 2012

Seven of the best children's books about New York

At the Guardian, Julia Eccleshare recommended several books which would give children a good introduction to New York, including:
Shaun Tan's The Arrival.

Wordlessly, through it's intensely moving illustrations, and completely without preaching, it tells nothing less than the story of immigration: what it feels like to be a newcomer to a country; the hope, despair, courage, support from others that are part of every new arrival's journey. The story is the backbone of New York City's history, and the book would provide a perfect reference point before a visit to Ellis Island.
Read about the other books Eccleshare tagged.

--Marshal Zeringue