Rise and shine! Day 3 was an early one. Although the keynote address from Robert F Kennedy, Jr. was not scheduled until 2:30 pm, Diane and I decided to attend preconferences. Diane chose the grant writing session while I took it easy with Book Buzz Junior. In this session, I listened to a panel discuss new and upcoming books. So what did I notice? Upcoming books from these publishers are definitely presenting multicultural and diversified characters. I heard about Mexican-American, Chinese-American, and Indian-American characters. I, for one, and am excited about this.
The next thing I believe my readers will be excited about is the upcoming prequel to the Boxcar Children. You heard right! We are finally going to find out how those 4 orphaned children ended up in the boxcar! Yay!
The end of my day was spent perusing the vendors and seeing what is going to be new and exciting in the library world. More on that tomorrow as I get through more vendors.
Lastly, today is March 14 or 3.14. My friend Carolyn always celebrates 3.14 day as Pi Day. Get it? So go forth, eat a piece of pie or a whole pie if you would like, and tune in tomorrow when I start my first day of programs. Hopefully new and inspiring ideas will ensue.