History of Highlights
Who came up with the idea to create Highlights?
Reply from the Highlights Editors
Our book was started in 1946 by Dr. Garry Cleveland Myers and his wife, Caroline Clark Myers. In the years before they started Highlights, the Myerses edited a publication called Children's Activities. They realized then that they loved creating a magazine for children.
In early 1946, Dr. and Mrs. Myers decided to start their own magazine--Highlights for Children. They dedicated themselves "to helping children grow . . . for children are the world's most important people." Many of the features they included in early issues, such as "The Timbertoes" and "Hidden Pictures," still appear in Highlights today.
The Highlights Editors