Jacques-Henri Lartigue: A Boy, A Camera, An Era


The following represent a range of the independent projects of students, faculty, authors, and artists who are or have been associated with the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture.

From exhibits, to performance art, to architecture, to graphic novels, their projects are exemplary of the creative and scholarly work that continues to enrich the field of Children’s Literature and Culture.

Click below to learn more about what UF’s Children’s Literature and Culture community has been up to.




hiddenHidden Children by Krissy Wilson, senior at the University of Florida.

“Hidden Children” details the hidden images of 19th century books found in the Baldwin Library for Historical Children’s Literature, highlighting images found between bindings and tucked or scribbled with the front and back matter independent from the actual book text.  The exhibit ran from



Lartigue1Jacques-Henri Lartigue: A Boy, A Camera, An Era, photography exhibit at the Harn Museum of Art, co-sponsored by the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture.

This exhibit showcased forty of French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue’s most memorable photographs and stereographs–all taken during his childhood and adolescence.  The photos capture children and family at play, as well as document the rapidly changing world of the early 20th century.  Check out John Cech’s Jacques-Henri Lartigue: Boy With A Camera to see some of these remarkable photographs.




Barbara Woodhouse’s Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight tells the tragic untold story of children’s rights in America. It asks why the United States today, alone among nations, rejects the most universally embraced human-rights document in history, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This book is a call to arms for America to again be a leader in human rights, and to join the rest of the civilized world in recognizing that the thirst for justice is not for adults alone. (from




imaginationinnovationJohn Cech’s Imagination and Innovation: the Story of Weston Woods. This is a fascinating look at Weston Woods and its creator, Morton Schindel. Rich with full-color archival photographs, detailed production notes, animation cels, and first-person accounts, the book gives readers a personal, behind-the-scenes look at the man and the studio that has animated most of the great works of children’s literature from the mid-20th century to the present. As Maurice Sendak writes in the introduction, “It was nirvana in Weston Woods—there was such great freedom. Looking back on it, you can hardly believe it existed.” Luckily for us, it did. Buy this book for your library, yourself, and your students. It’s sentimental, inspirational, and informational.—Renee McGrath, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY (from School Library Journal via