WELCOME

WELCOME! Once a month, usually on a Thursday evening, a group of writers, illustrators, teachers and librarians meets in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles to discuss children's books. Usually we talk about one picture book and one middle grade or YA novel. After the meeting, Sandy Schuckett, a retired LAUSD librarian, summarizes our discussion. Here are her reports of our thoughts about the books we have read. We'd love to have your comments too!
Thanks to Nancy Hayashi for our wonderful title art! Our group has been meeting since 2007. It was organized under the auspices of the Children's Literature Council of Southern California (CLCSC).

Thursday, February 4, 2010

WEDNESDAY WARS by Gary D. Schmidt and TAR BEACH by Faith Ringgold

As usual we had great discussions at our last meeting. We all mostly loved Wednesday Wars for various reasons, and had mixed feelings about Tar Beach, many of us mentioning how we reacted to it when it first came out as compared to our reactions now. We also talked about the difference between the way a writer reads a book as opposed to a non-writer, but agreed that if something is wonderful, it's just -- wonderful....no matter your point of view.