We at iYouth are excited to welcome our new officers!
iYouth President Nate Halsan & Jessica Lee (Jei)
iYouth Publicity/Community Relations Tracy Foster
iYouth Secretary/Historian Lois Haight
iYouth Treasurer Lisa Jordan
iYouth Webmaster John Goddard
Who? Ruth Chew! If you don’t know her books, run, don’t walk to the nearest used bookstore or well-stocked library and check them out. Literally. I absolutely devoured these books as a child.
The pages were filled with simple fantasy and a little time travel, written in an absorbing and mysterious yet gentle way that worked perfectly for me, because I was scared of everything. I knew I was safe in these books though, but I would still be in for a wonderful story of children and witches and the sort of magic that can happen on a rainy afternoon.
And now the stories are back. Everything old is new again and soon generations will have the opportunity to enjoy her books once again.
Welcome back dear Ruth! I’m off to scour my shelves for The Wednesday Witch.
How about you? Did you read Ruth Chew’s novels as a child? Are you looking forward to their return?
Test your children’s literature knowledge with our trivia quiz. Let us know your answers!
What is the name of Lyra’s daemon in The Golden Compass?
What are the last two lines of Charlotte’s Web?
Can you recite the directions to Neverland?
How does Ribsy escape from the station wagon?
What modern storybook character has the same name as a fruit?
What is the name of the Newbery medal winner this year?
Can you name all the titles of the Olympians series by Rick Riordan?
What are the names of Coraline’s downstairs neighbors?
What is the origin of Cam Jansen’s nickname?
What item does Dumbledore leave to Hermione in his will?
That’s it! How did you do? Look for more trivia next week and let us know if you have some good trivia to include!
We know this importance, we held a conference about it–but now it’s in the news. Read this LA Times article for more information.
From the article:
“The role of libraries — as it is now and as it has ever been. Certainly, they are repositories for books, even if (in my least favorite bit of data here) 20% of respondents think print titles should be moved “out of public locations to free up space for other activities.”
But more to the point, they are community centers — not just for neighborhoods but also for the community of ideas. Libraries are places where readers and writers can come together, where we can have a conversation, where books and literature are not relegated to the margins but exist, as they ought to, at the very center of public life.”