Book--My Autobiography

Book --My Autobiography by John Agard is a history of the book, narrated by none other than the book itself. It begins with clay tablet writing and the invention of the alphabet and phonetics. Soon there are manuscripts (“manu” for hand, “scriptus” for written), printing presses and before you know it, e books. Neil Packer’s clever illustrations, and interspersed poems by various authors contribute to a fascinating journey.