In celebration of Women’s History Month, I have enjoyed reading some wonderful posts about exciting new picture book biographies featuring incredible pioneers like Clara Lemlich, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Molly Williams.
Jeanne Harvey Walker’s marvelous blog True Tales and a Cherry on Top featured a peek into Miss Moore Thought Otherwise, the story of Anne Carroll Moore, an advocate for children’s rooms in libraries, special book collections, story time, and book borrowing privileges for children in 36 branches of the New York Public Library. In the comments, Laura Purdie Salas mentioned her visit to the hallowed halls of the NYPL, and her photo-op with the steadfast guardians of the steps, Patience and Fortitude. I smiled, remembering that I had also posed with Patience, back in 2009. Suddenly, I had a spark of inspiration!
Although I am a relative newbie to the Pinterest phenomenon, I’ve created a Pinterest board dedicated to snapshots from writers, illustrators, poets, and book lovers who have made a pilgrimage to NYPL and posed “between the lions” so to speak.
So here’s my open invitation to you! Send me your photo, share with your friends, and let’s see if we can create a fun collection of pins. Laura graciously stepped right up to the plate and snagged the inaugural pin. I’d love to add yours to the collection!