Video streams of interviews with children’s book authors, illustrators and collectors conducted by Billie Levy. Originally broadcast on West Hartford cable television as episodes of “Children’s Books: Their Creators and Collectors.”
This project was made possible by the generosity of Susan Aller of West Hartford, in honor of Billie M. Levy. Ms. Aller is the author of more than a dozen biographies for young people, including the stories of J. M. Barrie, Florence Nightingale, George Eastman, Louisa May Alcott, and Mary Jemison. She has worked as a magazine editor in New York City, and her essays on a variety of topics have appeared in The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. Ms. Aller is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and lived for extended periods in Spain and France, before coming to Connecticut in 1979. As a collector of antique children’s books, she has been an active supporter of the Northeast Children’s Literature Collection at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. She participates weekly in a long-standing writers’ group and is a member of the Saturday Morning Club of Hartford, a women’s writing group founded in 1876. Ms. Aller is the mother of two married sons and has six grandchildren.
You can read a biography of Billie Levy here.
Dana Meachen Rau. A Star in My Orange. December 14, 2010.
David Johnson. 2007.
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