Friday, November 19, 2010

That's a lotta work, girl.

I just found out via Twitter that former HB editor Anita Silvey has a new blog, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac. God help her, Anita is posting a book recommendation daily, each tied in some way to that day's significance. Today, for example, she writes about the D'Aulaires' Abraham Lincoln in honor of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered on November 19th, 1863. The posts are persuasive and rich with history, publishing and otherwise. Check it out.


Stephanie Greene said...

Very cool. Knowing Anita, and the breath and width of her children's book knowledge, it'll prove endlessly interesting.

Debbie Reese said...

Going over there now, to see if she included info that Abraham Lincoln was the president who presided over the largest mass execution in the U.S.

(See Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, page 37–65).