I was a member of the first class of Sesame Street graduates—kids who were preschoolers in November 1969, when the program premiered. The further away I got from this formative era, the more I realized that it was a unique time in which children’s television completely reinvented itself. Programs such as Sesame Street, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, The Electric Company, Schoolhouse Rock!, Zoom, and Free to Be… You and Me weren’t just TV shows. Together, they constituted a social movement. There have been some fine books about these programs individually, but I wanted to approach their history collectively, in this “movement” sense. Sunny Days is the result, and I am pleased with the reception it has received both from critics (e.g., “A lively and bewitching recounting of a particularly ripe period in television and cultural history” —The New York Times Book Review) and the reading public.
Want to buy a copy? These are a few of my favorite independent bookstores.
THREE LIVES & COMPANY, New York, NY
OBLONG BOOKS & MUSIC, Millerton, NY
RJ JULIA BOOKSELLERS, Madison, CT
WARWICK’S, La Jolla, CA
POWELL’S BOOKS, Portland, OR
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS, Oakland, CA
ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY, Seattle, WA
SQUARE BOOKS, Oxford, MS
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