Slice of Life

Minimum Rage

by Lisa Taylor “There’s a minimum page requirement.” I start to tear my hair! (Yes, I understand you have a reason. It’s not that I don’t care.) “I’ve got to read a bio.” – Here it comes – “It’s got to be 150.” But the best nonfiction authors are, at times, with words quite thrifty! Peter Sis, Jim Murphy, Demi, and there’s Russell Freedman too, They tell more in half a page than others can in two. “But it needs two hundred pages! It’s for my school report.” Thank goodness for Sid Fleischman but too bad for Rappaport. Teachers, please, when it’s non-fiction consider taking less. And if you need a reason think “The Gettysburg Address.” ***** Lisa Taylor Librarian, Youth Services Barnegat Branch, Ocean County Library 112 Burr Street Barnegat, NJ 08005