Moore, Anne Carroll

Moore, Anne Carroll

(1871–1961) librarian; born in Limerick, Maine. She studied at the Pratt Library Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., and directed their pioneer children's program. From 1906–41 she headed children's services at the New York Public Library. A renowned children's book critic, she led the movement to judge children's books on their literary merit rather than on their moral message.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.