How To Raise A Reader by the New York Times Book Review Editors

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Columbus School for Girls
65 South Drexel Avenue
Bexley, OH 43209

Join Pamela Paul, Editor of the New York Times Book Review, and her co-author, Maria Russo, Children’s Editor for the New York Times Book Review, as they discuss their new book, HOW TO RAISE A READER, with former Columbus Dispatch Arts Editor Nancy Gilson. HOW TO RAISE A READER is an indispensable guide welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading.

The Columbus Dispatch, along with Bexley City Schools, Columbus Montessori Education Center, and Columbus School for Girls, are Gramercy’s Community Partners for this special program. Tickets at $10, available on Eventbrite, go toward the purchase of HOW TO RAISE A READER, available at Gramercy Books and at the November 5th event.

The book combines clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists. Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, How to Raise a Reader offers something useful on every page, whether it’s how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, “More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,” is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.

Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and oversees books coverage at The New York Times, which she joined in 2011 as the children's books editor. She is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast for The Times. She is the author and editor of five books: My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, Pornified, Parenting, Inc., and By the Book. She is a former columnist for The Economist, Worth, and The New York Times Styles section. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Slate, Vogue, Psychology Today, Brown Alumni Magazine and other national publications.

Maria Russo is the children’s books editor of The New York Times Books Review. She has been a writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times, The New York Observer, and Salon, and holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and three children. 

How to Raise a Reader Cover Image
By Pamela Paul, Maria Russo, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator), Lisk Feng (Illustrator), Vera Brosgol (Illustrator), Monica Garwood (Illustrator)