Friday, August 19, 2016

The Boy Who was Raised by Librarians by Carla Morris | Book Review


Just look at that title!  How could this youth library employee with a male child not love this one??  I read this immediately after pulling it off the holds shelf, and plan to read it to my boy tonight.  It's such a sweet story!  The titular boy, Melvin, wasn't actually 100% raised by librarians- instead, this book tells the story of all the support and encouragement that he received from his three local childrens librarians growing up.  They helped him classify bugs in first grade and ace his science fair in middle school and gave him a part time job in high school.  And the ending is FANTASTIC!  I won't give it away.  It's a picture book- you definitely have enough time to read it and get to the best ending ever.  The titular librarians are librarians I could certainly strive to emulate, and I also hope for my boy that he finds that kind of "second home" in our local library as he grows up.

*I checked out my copy of The Boy Who was Raised by Librarians from my local library- how apropos!

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