Friday, February 19, 2010

I was great, and I've been challenged!

First off, thank you so much to everyone at Fremd High School for welcoming me into your lovely theater during Writer's Week. I loved that I got such big laughs from the scene I was fretting over, and it felt great to have made the right decision about what to read. It was also wonderful to meet some of my readers. In my excitement and nervousness, I completely forgot to turn on my recorder, so I have no account of my speech. Sigh. I want to hear the laughs again! Maybe I missed a calling as a stand-up comic.

In other super exciting news, GET WELL SOON has been challenged at a middle school in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, along with ONE OF THOSE HIDEOUS BOOKS WHERE THE MOTHER DIES by Sonya Sones (which last night made it through the ONE PERSON challenge with the school board) and the SISTERHOOD series. The mother still plans to hit each book individually, so GET WELL SOON may have its day in front of the school board. I have already spoken with the librarian, as well as Sonya (who, intriguingly, is coming to my school in April), who has been through this before. I am drafting my letter to the board as we speak (Well, not as we speak, since we are not technically speaking, and I couldn't possibly be drafting a letter at the same time as I'm typing this blog post. But, you know.). Here is the news report about last night's board meeting:


Blogger Emily said...

A wonderful resource for you in Wisconsin is the Children's Cooperative Book Center at UW-Madison. As a librarian who loves your books, I'm behind you.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Julie H said...

The librarian said they were helping her big time. And that's my alma mater! Thanks, Emily!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

One of the reasons I'm a public, not a school, librarian is things like this. School librarians are awesome and the stuff they have to put up with!! Happily, there is nobody to stop me from handing Into the Wild Nerd Yonder to teens whom I think will enjoy and appreciate it - and nobody to stop me from buying duplicate sets of Sonya Sones every year b/c the kids love her so much she keeps getting stolen!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Julie H said...

Sonya Sones is great, isn't she? She's been giving me some advice about how to handle the challenge.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I read this to my mom and she said to be sure and tell you that you are in impressive company. We're so proud! ;-)

7:52 PM  
Blogger Julie H said...

Thanks, Stephanie!

6:40 AM  

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