Moms and kids will miss her delightful books. According to our friends at Brightly, She “didn’t just write good stories with clever rhymes and pretty pictures; she created subtle mirrors that reflected the push and pull of parenting and childhood. She had the rare talent of writing for both adults and children, and so deftly that both groups could claim her work for themselves. ” Continue reading Llama Llama Misses Mama→
“Mr. Alexie is one of the major lyric voices of our time.” New York Times Book Review
Poet, short story writer, novelist, filmmaker, social satirist and Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian Sherman Alexie has just published his debut picture book, Thunder Boy Jr., to a constellation of starred reviews.
Alexie wants to write about contemporary kids. “I’m not interested in talking animals,” he says. “I’m not interested in telling the story of Running Bear. I’m interested in how Native kids live now.”
“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” … “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a MockingbirdContinue reading Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Dies at 89→