Jennifer's Thoughts: I first saw this book reviewed in PW - it caught my interest, so I put it on hold. I loved learning about Miss Moore. To be honest, I hadn't given much thought to the idea of how children's libraries came to be. Even though I'm not a children's librarian, I felt a sense of pride after reading this book. Miss Moore wanted what's best for her kids and so do I. I don't think I'll ever be remembered as changing anything in the library world, but I love reading about those who did! This book warmed my heart.
Kimberly's Thoughts: As a Children's Librarian, I may be the true target audience for this book, but I found the folk-art style illustrations to be lovely and I couldn't get enough of this story. As a true "mover and shaker", Miss Moore was a pioneer! She thought outside of the box and made some everlasting changes that we enjoy today. I think the message is a wonderful one for children and I can't wait to share with some school groups soon! I couldn't help but be moved by this book and be filled with pride about being a CHILDREN'S librarian! Thank you Miss Moore for "thinking otherwise"!