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Warrants a Discussion: David Wiesner Discusses His Carle Museum Exhibit

He has an exhibition at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art July 17th through early December. He’s written wonderful articles on the art of storytelling with pictures only, covering the history of wordless picture books, discussing early graphic novels and how these formats became so popular. And best of all, he’s an award winner in his own right.

Recently I had a chance to join multi-Caldecott Award winner David Wiesner in conversation about the state of picture books past, present, and future. Along the way he gives me a rundown on the history of wordless picture books (worth an academic course right there) and the aforementioned exhibit he curated with the Carle called Speechless: The Art of Wordless Picture Books.

Enjoy a thoroughly scintillating talk:

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.