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Remembering to be a Child: Jeanne Birdsall at TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet

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Published on Jan 22, 2013

For children's book author Jeanne Birdsall, it's not enough simply to remember her early days. When working to understand her characters, she goes further than that -- casting aside adulthood rationale to reenter the feelings of childhood without a safety net. Having a safe home and lots of time to think helps, she tells us. And a few eccentric animals are always a plus. Meet the author behind the well-loved Penderwick books in this insightful talk from TEDxBeaconStreet.

Jeanne Birdsall's books have been translated into more than 20 languages and include the award-winning and New York Times best-selling series about the Penderwick family. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband in an old and comfortable house full of unruly animals, surrounded by gardens.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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