Morning Reads for Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week (February 10)

Yeah, I went with a week this time, but I’m a librarian – and it’s my birthday – so I get to bend the rules this morning, right?

In a normal year, well-known and upcoming folks involved in children’s literature make it a point to celebrate Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week by visiting schools and libraries to help their characters come off of the page, but it’s a bit of a subdued celebration on that front this year. But schools and libraries everywhere are still finding ways to celebrate! This, of course, begs the question: What is/was your favorite children’s book character? Growing up, I L-O-V-E-D the Berenstain Bears (and still do)! More recently, I’ve come to absolutely adore Pigeon, too.

After that sweet detour down memory lane, let’s get to the news, shall we?

Pat Conroy

  • First, some horrible news: Shaq’s Krispy Kreme has burned down.
  • House Speaker David Ralston wants to rename the the bridge on State Route 307 near the Georgia Ports Authority for former Senator Johnny Isakson. (Alternate link.)
  • Yesterday, the state Senate approved a revised spending plan to increase public health money in the budget.
  • The special election for House District 90 is headed to a runoff.
  • An Elbert County medical practice claims that its punishment for vaccinating teachers is part of a double standard at the Department of Public Health.
  • Bobby Christine, who replaced BJ Pak as the U.S. attorney for Northern Georgia in one of a series of questionable moves by the Trump Administration, has resigned as the U.S. attorney for Southern Georgia.
  • The Georgia GOP has issued an “elections confidence report,” which wants to limit access to voting in multiple ways after 2020 losses for the party.
  • With a switch to the Common Application, UGA has seen a 40% increase in applications for Fall 2021.
  • Another Georgian has been arrested for taking part in the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. (Alternate link.)

Alice Walker

Flannery O’Connor


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