By Stephani Martinell Eaton
Betsy Byars, award-winning and prolific author, died Feb. 26 in Seneca, South Carolina after complications from a fall. She was 91.
Obituary: Betsy Byars by Shannon Maughan from Publishers Weekly. Peek:
“Byars’s books were often lauded for their blend of humor, empathy, and realistic detail.”
Betsy Byars, Author of ‘The Summer of the Swans’ and Other Children’s Classics,
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September is #WorldKidLit Month, a time to notice if world literature is reaching kids in the form of translations.
By Avery Fischer Udagawa
The movie “You’ve Got Mail” recently turned 20, with a New York Times critic noting both its staying power and its “dark commentary on how capitalism absorbs its critiques.” After all, this classic rom-com has the chain bookstore owner Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) woo the indie children’s bookstore owner Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) while putting her indie out of business,
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