A Little Literacy, Please: Everything I need to know I learned from Children’s Book

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By Leslie Lindsay

I was at the library one day last week when I spied this book propped up on one of the end-caps near the children’s section:  “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book: Life Lessons from Notable People from all Walks of Life” and smiled.  It’s catchy title (a spin-off from Robert Fulghum’s, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”) and a fun premise, lead me to snatch if off the shelf and stuff it into my library bag.

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I flippped through the book once we got home as the girls will happily lolling about with their library books.  Katherine Paterson, Anne Tyler, Robert Ebert, Steve Forbes, Andrew Wyeth, (and a handful of folks I admittedly don’t know a thing about) all contributed their favorite childhood books–many classics–and why those titles shaped their world vision.

So…I think this will book will become the basis of Tuesday’s “A Little Literacy, Please”—at least for a few weeks. 

In the meantime, let me know of your favorite childhood books and perhaps they can be highlighted, too.  Just send me an email, leslie_lindsay@hotmail.com  or post something in today’s comments. 

Happy Tuesday and Happy Reading!

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