All posts tagged: Jan Pinborough

The Teacher is Talking: Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

By Leslie Lindsay It was a steamy day in Chicgaoland.  Too steamy for the pool, but just the right amount for an air conditioned library.  My 6 year old, 8 year old, and I headed to the library where we stumbled upon this book, MISS MORE THOUGHT OTHERWISE, an endearing story about the first children’s librarian, Anne Carroll Moore.  Written by Jan Pinborough and whimisically illustrated by Debby Atwell, this new book (May 2013) is sure to become a treasure for young and old book lovers alike. In a time when children were thought to be seen and not heard–or educated–Anne (Annie) Moore grew up the youngest of 7 older brothers.  But she loved to be read to by her attorney father.  As she grew older, her love of learning and reading remained.  Instead of marrying or taking care of the home for her parents as many young unmarried women did, Annie became a lawyer studying the profession at the heels of her father.  It’s hard to believe that books were once kept away from young …