This is a beautiful book for lovers of libraries and those who have not yet fallen in love with one. It is beautifully illustrated on both the blurb and the actual vibrant cover by Erin K. Robinson.
This children’s book depicts a young girl, clearly autobiographically the author, in a typical day of her life. She completes her chores with her grandmother. Then, she has books to return to the local library. At the library, the young girl basks in the freedoms and imaginary sensations that books bring to her. The library is a place where she is challenged to be her wonderful self. She returns home to more evening chores, but afterwards she is free to sit and read.
There is a lovely afterward by the author recalling her own trips to the segregated library of her childhood, where the librarian made special trips to the white-only library to bring back coveted volumes that were not available at her local library. It is a wonderful homage to her childhood librarian and to all the librarians who make special efforts to bring the world of literature to children.
|Nikki Giovanni,Erin K Robinson
|Buy this Book