AASL President Nancy Everhart is taking the division’ s Learning 4 Life initiative on the road with the Vision Tour, in which she hopes to visit a school library in every state in the U.S. The schools Everhart will visit were selected by AASL affiliate organizations as visual models to the general public of how good school libraries empower every student with the skills needed to be a Learner4Life. Her first stop will be at the Kailua (Hawaii) Elementary School library, and she will be blogging about her visits. The Friends of AASL is accepting donations to fund the tour.... AASL, Aug. 27
In her brief life, Mary White’s spunk and spirit left their mark on her hometown. After she died in a riding accident, her father poured his heart and his renowned storytelling skills into a loving essay that left its mark on American literature.
William Allen White was a
small-town newspaper editor with a national reputation as an author. Because of
the compelling and often reprinted article he wrote about his daughter’s life
and untimely death, Mary White – like Peter Pan – has stayed forever young and
Using White’s essay as a
framework, author Beverley Buller tells about the life of Mary White in A Prairie Peter Pan: The Story of Mary White.
Buller is also author of a
book about White’s life, From Emporia:
The Story of William Allen White, published in 2007, and she will be autographing her books at the PIE Conference in October.