#WorldKidLit Wednesday: Mister Fairy

Think every fairy looks like Tinkerbell, with a cute tutu, and a twinkle in her lovely eye as she daintily darts around waving her magic wand like a ray of magical sunshine? Think again. "Everyone knows the forest is full of all kinds of fairies… There are morning fairies, brave fairies, sleepy-time fairies, and even … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: Mister Fairy

#QATARILITMONTH: Diversity in the Eyes of a Public Librarian at Qatar National Library

Visitors at Qatar National Library How diverse can diversity mean? It looks different to different people and organizations. Attitude towards it are different to different people. Organizations adjust, approach, and sustain it differently.  Here are some statements that I find resemble how I see it as a public librarian who discerns the library profession is tailor-made to see diversity as an asset, opportunity, and a natural part of the institution.    “To put it simply, diversity can be … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Diversity in the Eyes of a Public Librarian at Qatar National Library

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: Who Left the Light On?

A picture-book ode to the power of creative nonconformity, Who Left the Light On? achieves a rare trifecta: a loosely rhyming book in translation with brilliant illustrations. Mix in important themes—embracing diversity and expressing oneself—add a huge dollop of whimsy, and you have the ingredients to this charming tale. But the sum of the parts … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: Who Left the Light On?