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It ain’t all rainbows and duckies May 24, 2007

Posted by sneaks in J is for Juvenile, Picture Books.
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Here’s a beautiful article from the New York Times on just how helpful a librarian can be. Entitled “A Childhood Issue? Ask a Librarian,” the article details the wealth of books at an attentive librarian’s beck and call that address difficult topics such as allergiesmental illness, divorce, war, and cancer. Also wolves.

It’s nice to get some credit for all those single-purpose books we hold in our heads, waiting for the kid whose dog or grandpa or teacher has died; or the teacher who suspects that a pupil is being abused. These books may make us wince, but it’s good that they’re there when we need them.

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