Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora

This book depicts the real life experiences of Tomás Rivera, a son of migrant workers who valued education and ultimately rose to the position of chancellor at the University of California, Riverside. Tomás is the little son of migrant workers who leave their Texas home to seek employment in Iowa in Tomás and the LibraryContinue reading “Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora”

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The History of the Librarian: From Ancient Times to Modern Day

‍ Librarians are some of the most trusted professionals in the world. So much so that we even have an endearing nickname for them: book lovers. This profession has a long history, and librarians have been an important part of it since the beginning. From the first libraries to today’s digital age, librarians have beenContinue reading The History of the Librarian: From Ancient Times to Modern Day”

Remembering Eric Carle

Sunday came with another sad news amidst the grim and depressing situation of Covid. One of the most acclaimed and beloved children’s author, Eric Carle died in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was 91 years old. He was one of the authors who gave preschool kids colors and wings to imagination. Some of the earliest literary memoriesContinue reading “Remembering Eric Carle”

Ban This Book: Alan Gratz

During this lockdown I had planned to read as many books as I could lay my hands on. But things did not go as planned and I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted to. In search of a book to kickstart my reading I found this gem of a book. Released inContinue reading “Ban This Book: Alan Gratz”

Role of School Librarian in Post Covid times: A reality

According to the CBSE manual which highlights the factors involved for accreditation of any school, the library is an essential factor. Or rather a mandatory feature for a school. Yet very little has been done to improve the status of school libraries and school librarians over the years. There is no particular governing body orContinue reading “Role of School Librarian in Post Covid times: A reality”