Highlights has been a staple in the children's literature and teaching and learning world for decades and the magazine's relationship with librarians throughout the country (and world) has always been strong. 44 PAGES is the perfect film for your conference for librarians and is ideal for exploring the state of print media, the history of magazine publishing, children's book authoring and illustration, teaching and learning, amongst others.
• Highlights has been family-owned since its inception in 1946.
• Kent Johnson, the great grandson of the magazine founders, a Harvard educated Physicist,
and self-proclaimed science geek-turned-head of the family business, made a huge life change when he took over the company and credits his successes at the helm to his naïveté about the publishing industry and state of education.
• Kent answers to the “family council” - a group of more than 300 descendants of the founders who are all stakeholders focused on the stewardship of the founding philosophies.
• The magazine has been innovative from the start - putting it in doctors offices with one subscription card ripped out so people aren’t uncomfortable being the first one to rip it out
Runtime: 90 min
Sponsored by: Highlights For Children
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: Now Showing
Cost: Included with full conference registration.