Archive: Leland Jacobs on Children's Literature

Children's literature expert Leland Jacobs lectures on the importance of the printed word. Speaking at York University in Toronto, Jacobs distinguishes between works that provide information and others that excite the imagination.

Episodes

Air Date: June 29, 1988 - 28:52
Leland Jacobs explains that children should go beyond their simple like or dislike of a story and appreciate the unique emotions it evokes (Part 2).
Air Date: June 22, 1988 - 28:50
Children's literature expert Leland Jacobs discusses the importance of "bringing meaning to and taking meaning from" reading (Part 1).
Air Date: June 17, 1988 - 28:50
In this address to teachers, Leland Jacobs stresses the need to introduce poetry to children.