A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader
A stunning, expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of culture-makers – writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers. They reflect on the joys of reading and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character. Each letter is accompanied by the visual response of a celebrated illustrator or graphic artist. Among the contributors are Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Yo-Yo Ma, Judy Blume, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Gilbert, Oliver Jeffers, Maira Kalman, Mo Willems, Isabelle Arsenault, Chris Ware, Shaun Tan, Sophie Blackall and Art Spiegelman.
Reviewed by Allyx