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About Minjie Chen and Betsy Hearne

Minjie Chen works for the Cotsen Children's Library in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University Library. Betsy Hearne is a professor emerita and former director of the Center for Children's Books at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Foreign Correspondence: New House on the Block: Private Children’s Libraries in China

After Taotao, a Chinese preschooler, paid a first visit to the public Capital Library in Beijing in 2010, the boy’s mother posted an entry to her blog: “There are not many picture books in the library. More are for older kids. The hardest part for me to accept is that many books were rather beaten-up. […]