What Katy Did Launch Event

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A recording of the launch event for the exciting new Boiler House Press edition of Susan Coolidge's classic book for children, What Katy Did. Editors Thomas Ruys Smith and Hilary Emmett discuss their experiences of collaborating with their students to produce the first critical edition of this beloved and influential text on the eve of its 150th anniversary. Emily Benton, the book's designer, explains what makes this edition unique in terms of both aesthetics and accessibility. Student contributors Jessie Young and Madeleine Bracey reflect on the process of researching and writing a scholarly introduction and describe what they learned about book design. And Harriet Cooper, author of Critical Disability Studies and the Disabled Child: Unsettling Distinctions (Routledge, 2020), offers her perspectives about what it means to rediscover What Katy Did in the twenty first century.
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