Hats off to Stanford’s own Andrew Luck for promoting the love of reading. Mr. Luck has started a book club via social media. He plans to introduce a book he enjoyed as a child for younger readers, as well as a book for more seasoned readers. According to his web site he’ll introduce a new book in stages that correspond with the NFL schedule: off-season, mini-camp, summer training and pre-season. He plans to bring in guest athletes to take over until after the Super Bowl. Participants may follow along on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter using #ALBookClub. More information about the book club may be found on his website.
This month, Stanford Libraries posted two new videos on its YouTube channel. They are targeted for new undergraduate students, and have been introduced this term to the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) students, who come to the library for workshops on information literacy. These videos are part of the department of Learning and Outreach's effort to "flip the classroom".
Beverly Cleary, the well known children’s author The Library of Congress designated as a living legend, will be turning 100 on April 12th. In previous years “Drop Everything and Read” programs have been held in libraries nationwide on April 12th in honor of Mrs. Cleary’s birthday, but why just celebrate her for a day? Instead, Cubberley has put up a display of books for the whole month honoring both Ms. Cleary as well as the spirit of Drop Everything and Read.
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ezra Jack Keats' birth by checking out one of the books in the Stanford University Libraries collections that feature his writing and/or art. The son of Polish-Jewish immgrants, Keats sought to bring diversity to the portrayal of children in his books and to be supportive of all children.
In honor of International Women's Day today and Women's History Month we've put together a display of children's books and young adult literature about women throughout history. For a list of recent works, check out our guide to Children's books about women.