Sunday, May 04, 2008

"The Case for Make Believe" Book Release Party

The Center for a Commercial-Free Childhood is having a book release party for Susan Linn's new book, The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World. I read Susan Linn's last book, Consuming Kids, and it was so good that it helped spark our interest in hosting a potluck with Josh Golin, a guest speaker from CCFC. If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, or might have kids of your own some day, I'm sure this book will be worth a read!

"An eloquent brief on the indispensability of unmediated, unadulterated play" ­­-- Howard Gardner, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of Art, Mind and Brain.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008
7pm - 9pm

Judge Baker Children's Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA
Free on-site parking
Refreshments will be served

Hosted by The New Press and Alvin F. Poussaint, MD, Professor of Psychiatry,
Judge Baker Children's Center and Harvard Medical School

Please RSVP to Barbara B. Sweeny
(617) 278-4106 or

In a commercialized world where glitz masquerades as substance and pundits tout the bells and whistles of technology as a panacea, The Case for Make Believe is a passionate plea for ensuring children the time, space, and silence essential for creative play.  

Susan Linn, author of Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood (The New Press), is a psychologist at Judge Baker Children's Center and Harvard Medical School and Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. An award-winning ventriloquist internationally known for her pioneering work using puppets for play therapy, she was mentored by the late Fred Rogers.

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