Kennedy Shares Her Mother’s Favorite Poems
With Harlem Community
to share her passion for poetry and her love of the library, Caroline
Kennedy visited the Countee Cullen branch of the New York Public
Library recently and read to students and community members from
her new book The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
of the greatest gifts my brother and I received from my mother
was her love of literature and language,” said Kennedy in her
remarks to the audience. “With their boundless resources, libraries
open the doors to these worlds and so many others. I urge young
and old alike to embrace all that libraries have to offer.”
Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis consists of
works that Jacqueline Kennedy read to Caroline and her brother
John throughout their childhood, as well as several original poems
written by their mother.
The poetry reading was hosted by the American Library Association
(ALA) and the New York Public Library as part of the ALA’s five-year
educational initiative, @ your library, which is encouraging
America to discover—and re-discover—the diversity of resources
offered at today’s libraries. The @ your library campaign
is designed to communicate the value of libraries and librarians
in the 21st century and showcase the important role
they play in communities across the country.#
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