Beverly Cleary Fans!

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  1. KDS

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    Feb 8, 2008

    I hope this is the right place to post, but i got an email about Beverly Cleary from Reading Rockets and i wanted to pass along the information to anyone who might be interested: :)

    If you've ever wanted to ask Beverly Cleary a question about her
    books, the memorable characters she has created, or her life as
    a writer, here's your chance! In celebration of National
    D.E.A.R. Day -- that's Drop Everything and Read -- Reading
    Rockets is collecting questions for Mrs. Cleary from readers.
    Teachers, librarians, parents, and readers of all ages can
    submit their questions. We'll select the best and most unusual
    questions for Mrs. Cleary to answer. Come back to Reading
    Rockets on April 12th to hear what she has to say in a new
    exclusive audio interview.

    You have until February 29 to send us your question. If your
    question is selected to be answered, HarperCollins Children's
    Books will send you a set of Beverly Cleary titles! Visit the
    Reading Rockets D.E.A.R. web page to learn more and to submit
    your question.
    http://pbsmail.org/ct/37XQzDs1F4NI/dearday

    From your friends and fellow Beverly Cleary fans at Reading
    Rockets.
     
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  3. bonneb

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    Wow!
    She, along with Laura Ingalls, is totally responsible for me being a reader and actually for succeeding in life. I was supposed to end up pregnant and on drugs or at least an alcoholic in a bad marriage. Being a great reader made the teachers pay attention to the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, they bumped me into the smart (rich) kids' class, and I was put on the track to go to college, because of my peers. (Truthfully, I didn't even know what the SAT was when I showed up to take it. My rich kid friends all just told me to be there, so I was!)

    If it weren't for Beverly Cleary, I would not have been obsessed with reading at the tender age of 7. Thank you Beverly. I can honestly say she was used to change my life!
     
  4. KDS

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    Feb 10, 2008

    What a great story! Please send that in to Reading Rockets!
     
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    Feb 10, 2008

    WOW. That story gave me goosebumps! Reading is power. I try to tell that to my first graders all the time.
     
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  6. bonneb

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    Thanks y'all! It is neat to look back and see these forks in the road that made life change for the better.
     
  7. Bored of Ed

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    For some reason, I thought she'd passed on a while ago. I'd love to meet her, or watch a video interview!
     
  8. KDS

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    Feb 11, 2008

    There is a video interview on the reading rockets link at the top

    i thought she had passed too....
     

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