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We are doing Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry in book group next month. I read it many years ago, but it was like a new read. It's so heart wrenching I can hardly stand to read that kind of stuff. Why don't you read it and come down? Everyone would love to see Persephone. Chris Crowe, the author of Mississippi Trial will be there. His wife is in our group. He has also written Getting Away with Murder, the non-fiction account. They have adopted two African American daughters. You could stay overnight. I have a conference the next morning, so I have to leave early.
There's a great interview with Maurice Sendak by Bill Moyers online that you might like (at least it should be online). Originally, the Wild Things were supposed to be horses but Sendak couldn't draw or paint horses so he decided to do 'things' instead.
Hi Library "Anne", I just found your message of 3 months ago...What I liked about "Last Child in the Woods" was the difference in play when children are in groomed environments, like parks with mown grass, versus wild nature. After I read that, I have so noticed a difference in the places my kids gravitate towards.
See you soon!
Let me guess - Youth Librarian? That's somewhat where I started, many years ago. I still think children's service is the most important thing we do. It is the foundation of the public library - if we don't get them when they are young with a love of reading, books and the library, we'll be dead in the water.