Dear Librarian

by Sigwarth, Lydia M.,

Format: Print Book 2021
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Summary

When Lydia was five years old, she and her family had to leave their home. They hopped from Grandma's house to Aunt Linda's house to Cousin Alice's house, but no place was permanent. Then one day, everything changed. Lydia's mom took her to a new place -- not a house, but a big building with stone columns, and tall, tall steps. The library.

In the library, Lydia found her special spot across from the sunny window, at a round desk. For behind that desk was her new friend, the librarian. Together, Lydia and the librarian discovered a world beyond their walls, one that sparkled with spectacular joy.

Paired with warm art by newcomer Romina Galotta and a foreword by Ira Glass, Dear Librarian is a "thank you" to anyone who has offered a child love and support during a difficult time.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sigwarth addresses her personal epistle to a specific librarian from her childhood in this debut with an introduction by radio host Ira Glass. When Lydia's large family leaves Colorado to live in Iowa, they inhabit "a lot of different places," staying with Lydia's grandmother, aunt, and cousin until her father finds a job. While unhoused, the family pays daily visits to the library, where "there was so much to do and so much space to do it in." There, Lydia finds "a special spot just for me"; establishes a regular routine that, "even though it wasn't a house," stands in for the normalcy she craves; and befriends an auburn-haired librarian who makes her "feel safe and happy"--and even inspires her own career choice. Galotta portrays the family as doll-like, with white skin and pink cheeks, and the library as a portal into another world: flora blooms around the reference desk, and a teal dragon and a light blue whale populate the pages. A gentle ode to the effect one person can have on another, and what a library can offer a community. An author's note concludes. Ages 4--8. (June)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sigwarth, Lydia M. -- Juvenile fiction.
Sigwarth, Lydia M. -- Fiction.
Home -- Juvenile fiction.
Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Libraries -- Juvenile fiction.
Librarians -- Juvenile fiction.
Home -- Fiction.
Homeless persons -- Fiction.
Libraries -- Fiction.
Librarians -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2021
Edition First edition.
Contributors Galotta, Romina, illustrator.
Glass, Ira, writer of foreword.
Language English
Notes "Foreword by Ira Glass, host and executive producer for This American Life"--Cover.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780374313906
0374313903
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