Lovett discusses new book in NYC and on N.H. Public Radio
Laura Lovett, associate professor of History, helped moderate a panel titled "Forty Years of Free to Be ... You and Me: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made" on Nov. 14 at New York's 92nd Street Y.
Lovett and Lori Rotskoff of Barnard College are the co-editors of the new book "When We Were Free to Be," published by the University of North Carolina Press. The panel, which included producer Carol Hall, songwriter Steven Lawrence, New York Times journalist Robin Pogrebin, writers Cheryl Kilodavis and Deesha Philyaw, and SUNY New Paltz professor Karl Bryant, reflected on the history of women, work and careers, race and class in children's media and the representation of transgender issues for children. The audience included many members of the Children's Media Association.
She was also interviewed on New Hampshire Public Radio's "Word of Mouth" on Nov. 5. Listen to the show.