A Bridge of Children's BooksBook - 2002
Battling with bureaucracy and meeting with generals and statesmen, including Eleanor Roosevelt, she founded the International Youth Library, filling a huge void in the lives of Germany's children with books from all corners of the world. The IYL included a children's art studio, story- and play-writing classes, readings, foreign language classes, and the foundation of the Young People's United Nations. In 1951 Jella Lepman founded the International Board of Books for Young People, dedicated to promoting international understanding through children's books.
This is a story of tireless courage and conviction in the face of desolation and cynicism.