One year ago, I was listening to Dan Santat give his Caldecott acceptance speech. I was sitting up front, having had a hand in the reason he was on the dais. That experience has left a rather permanent mark on me, in more ways than one.
I love seeing children’s librarians who break the stereotypical librarian mold. And when their departure focuses on children’s lit… so much the better. Today at an ALSC meeting I met Andrea Cleland, a children’s librarian from Windsor, Colorado who proudly displayed her love of children’s lit with a tattoo of Mo Willems’ very popular Pigeon & the well known symbol for libraries on one arm and Pete the Cat, that well-known groovy cat, on the other. Very fun!