A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Honestly, I can’t remember ever reading this before. It amazes me when I find a wonderful story that I should have read and  somehow to avoid it !

I’m enjoying  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn so much. I love the true to life people that I can identify with and enjoy it even more because I am very familiar with the streets and neighborhoods mentioned in the book. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the world through a child’s eyes and I especially appreciate reading this  book as I am presently working with children who live in the city and come from less affluent neighborhoods. Francie’s take on things really speaks to me. I hope you will enjoy it too. Perhaps this could be this year’s “book to movie.”

Now, my news: I will be retiring on May 31. I will miss the library very much and don’t know what will happen with this blog. I have heard that I will not be replaced until July, so we’ll see. It has been a pleasure working with you all and I expect I will become a participant in the Book Klatch in the future.



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