The themes this month: cute dogs; autism; cross-dressing; vintage dressing; the idiocy of war; the aftereffects of the Holocaust and of AIDS.
So long ago, I’m not even sure when I asked (okay, maybe it was earlier this month), I attempted to herd my “What We’re Reading” colleagues from LJ/School Library Journal into the kinfolk corral to discuss family-themed books. And whaddya know, all of this week’s WWR team actually did that! We won’t dwell on the […]
I’m sad and happy all at once—surely you know that feeling—to bid farewell to several coworkers and “What We’re Reading” contributors. Ashleigh Williams left a week ago and there’s a hole in the heart of the SLJ/LJ bookroom. She shared many great WWR blurbs during her time as SLJ, and I will miss that. Then […]
I asked my colleagues at LJ/School Library Journal and Junior Library Guild about their favorite animal books last week, having discovered a reprint of British illustrator Lucy Dawson’s delightful 1936 title Dogs As I See Them (HarperDesign). The response on the pets front was, shall we say, muzzled (except for Henrietta Verma—thank you!), but as […]