Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Heroes!

No, not the TV show! This week The Class of 2k8 is talking about those everyday heroes that are an inspiration to us, make us appreciate life, and remind us how much we love reading, writing, and 'rithmatic (hmmm...math? Maybe not so much).

Anyway, today we're hearing from Terri Clark, author of Sleepless, a paranormal novel that will knock your socks off and get you checking to see if diabolical doctors are hiding under your bed. Terri is the perfect person to feature during Library Lovers Month because, not only is she the teen patron specialist at her library, her heroes are librarians! How cool is that?

Terri?

Two of my everyday heroes are co-workers. Julie and Kris are exceptional teen librarians who have been incredible mentors and friends to me. They've taught me so much and continue to inspire me daily. They're passionate advocates for teens. Whether it's developing programs, knowing YA literature, defending teen rights or allowing young adults their own unique personal expression these two ladies are truly everyday heroes. The teens at our library may not recognize their super hero status, but I do. After all, Catwoman was a librarian and she's got nothing on Julie and Kris.

And where would librarians be without readers? Sarah Prineas has a very clear idea of who her hero is.

The anonymous reader is my hero. Somebody who is in love with books, engages fully with the story and the characters, and tells his or her friends about them.


Look for Sarah’s novel, The Magic Thief, this summer. It promises to keep middle-grade kids hooked on reading for years. Her cover alone is enough to make readers salivate, don’t you think?

5 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

I'm still trying to decide who I'd pick as my hero! These are great ones :)

Barrie said...

Goes to show there are heroes all around us. Thanks for sharing, Terri and Sarah. :)

Jenny Meyerhoff said...

Yay for librarians!
And yay for readers!

gabe said...

Heroes aren't people - they're selfless acts - done by everyday people. Sweeping snow off the steps so the letter carrier (ie. me) won't fall - that act by an old man made him my hero of the day!
-gabe

Ellen Booraem said...

Librarians are a special breed. Totally committed to feeding our brain cells. Great choice of heroes!

Ellen