Happy 95th Birthday, Beverly Cleary
April 11, 2011
That's right, Beverly Cleary is 95 years old today. Ramona, Beezus, Ralph, Maggie, Ribsy, Henry, and the rest of the gang are still coming to life in twenty countries and fourteen languages. Cleary has been awarded numerous awards and medals. She was awarded the Newberry Medal in 1984 for Dear Mr. Henshaw, Newberry Honors for Ramona and Her Father (1978), and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (1982). In 2000, Beverly Cleary was named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress for her invaluable contribution to Children's Literature. She has a fun interactive website, beverlycleary.com.
Come on up to the Children's area and check out a Beverly Cleary book for the first, second, or third read.
North Independence Branch