Bookish Intelligence Report

19 Aug

  • EVERY Kindergarten student in Maine will receive a copy of The Circus Ship as part of the annual Read With ME event
  • The old-fashioned library book sale has gone a bit 21st century in Duluth with the addition of hand-held scanners for buyers (via Duluth News Tribune)
  • In Broken Arrow, Oklahoma school board members decided to keep a middle school library book on the shelves despite complaints. Some in the community were disturbed by swears contained in the book about a high school football player using steroids (via Broken Arrow Ledger)
  • Here in Boston we had Willy Whistle, but to many the most famous television clown is Bozo; and a new book about the man behind the grease paint is out (via Chicago Tribune)
  • Down in Atlanta, the NFL Falcons training camp had a bit of a bookish tint with players enrolled in the team book club (via Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  • A new children’s book written by the wife of a wounded US Navy SEAL deals with the stress and sadness of a parent who returns home a changed person (via WTKR)

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