Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm so proud

I recently heard from a librarian in San Diego who helps run a children's book club.

After reading How to Steal a Dog, the club was inspired to brainstorm ways to help The Monarch School, a school that provides an accredited education to homeless and at-risk kids.

I'm really proud to know my work has inspired such thoughtfulness and helped focus on this dire need.

She will be blogging about it soon on her terrific blog, Libraries Matter.


Portia Pennington said...

Kudos! Way to make a difference!

Portia Pennington

Barbara said...

That Book Club in San Diego, Dana Middle School met tonight, Thursday October 14, 2010. 75 parents and students had a wonderful discussion about the book. Before the meeting we labeled, bagged and decorated almost 100 bags of much needed items for the students of Monarch School. Thank you Ms. O'Connor for the beautifully written book that inspired us and thank you to all the Dana students and parents who are so committed to reading and their community.

Tanya said...

I'm glad to see that Dana Middle School's parent/child book club is not only encouraging rich literary discussion, but has moved into philanthropy too! Great job Barbara!