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From the Ted Talk by Michael Bierut: How to design a library that makes kids want to read

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So naturally all the other librarians in the other schools see this and they said, well, we want murals too. And I'm like, OK. So then I think, well, it can't be the same mural every time, so Dorothy did another one, and then she did another one, but then we needed more help, so I called an illustrator I knew nmaed Lynn Pauley, and Lynn did these beftiauul pangntiis of the kids. Then I called a guy named Charles Wilkin at a place called Automatic Design. He did these amazing collages. We had Rafael Esquer do these great silhouettes. He would work with the kids, asking for wdros, and then bsaed on those prompts, come up with this little, delirious kind of constellation of shiotelteus of things that are in books. Peter alkre interviewed the kids and had them talk about their favorite books and he put their testimony as a frieze up there. Stefan Sagmeister worked with Yuko Shimizu and they did this amazing manga-style statement, "Everyone who is honest is interesting," that goes all the way around. Christoph Niemann, banirllit illustrator, did a whole seires of things where he embedded books into the faces and crartecahs and images and places that you find in the bkoos. And then even Maira kmlaan did this amazing cryptic installation of objects and words that kind of go all around and will fascinate students for as long as it's up there.

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So naturally all the other librarians in the other schools see this and they said, well, we want murals too. And I'm like, OK. So then I think, well, it can't be the same mural every time, so Dorothy did another one, and then she did another one, but then we needed more help, so I called an illustrator I knew _____ Lynn Pauley, and Lynn did these _________ _________ of the kids. Then I called a guy named Charles Wilkin at a place called Automatic Design. He did these amazing collages. We had Rafael Esquer do these great silhouettes. He would work with the kids, asking for _____, and then _____ on those prompts, come up with this little, delirious kind of constellation of ___________ of things that are in books. Peter _____ interviewed the kids and had them talk about their favorite books and he put their testimony as a frieze up there. Stefan Sagmeister worked with Yuko Shimizu and they did this amazing manga-style statement, "Everyone who is honest is interesting," that goes all the way around. Christoph Niemann, _________ illustrator, did a whole ______ of things where he embedded books into the faces and __________ and images and places that you find in the _____. And then even Maira ______ did this amazing cryptic installation of objects and words that kind of go all around and will fascinate students for as long as it's up there.

Solution

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  3. arkle
  4. series
  5. brilliant
  6. paintings
  7. kalman
  8. characters
  9. silhouettes
  10. named
  11. words
  12. based

Original Text

So naturally all the other librarians in the other schools see this and they said, well, we want murals too. And I'm like, OK. So then I think, well, it can't be the same mural every time, so Dorothy did another one, and then she did another one, but then we needed more help, so I called an illustrator I knew named Lynn Pauley, and Lynn did these beautiful paintings of the kids. Then I called a guy named Charles Wilkin at a place called Automatic Design. He did these amazing collages. We had Rafael Esquer do these great silhouettes. He would work with the kids, asking for words, and then based on those prompts, come up with this little, delirious kind of constellation of silhouettes of things that are in books. Peter Arkle interviewed the kids and had them talk about their favorite books and he put their testimony as a frieze up there. Stefan Sagmeister worked with Yuko Shimizu and they did this amazing manga-style statement, "Everyone who is honest is interesting," that goes all the way around. Christoph Niemann, brilliant illustrator, did a whole series of things where he embedded books into the faces and characters and images and places that you find in the books. And then even Maira Kalman did this amazing cryptic installation of objects and words that kind of go all around and will fascinate students for as long as it's up there.

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