Happy Turkey Day!
As you bask in this glorious day, eating lots of food, gawking at the Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (wish my apartment was just a leetle closer to the parade route) enjoy this fabulous and fun article by Rocco Staino that appeared recently in Huffington Post: Turkeys: The Misunderstood Poultry of Kid Lit. Noting that other birds get a far fairer shake, Rocco notes, “Alas, the poor turkeys gets little play from children’s authors. The only use of turkeys is as a character who runs afoul of pilgrims or is trying to avoid a place on not at the diningroom table.” Come for the article. Stay for the slideshow.
Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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