LadyBird & Friends Presents

ThreadsHost: Betsy Bird

Join us here at December 12 at 6:00pm (Central)

LadyBird and Friends presents Betsy Bird tal ing Ami Polonsky about her new book, Threads. In Threads, the lives of two girls–one American, and one Chinese–intersect like two soaring kites in this story about loss, hope, and recovery.

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Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library System, and the former Youth Materials Specialist of New York Public Library.

She is a prolific blogger of all things children’s literature related on her blog site, A Fuse #8 Production, hosted by School Library Journal. Betsy reviews for Kirkus and occasionally the New York Times, served on the 2006 Newbery committee, and is currently serving on the 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committee.

Betsy is also the author of Children’s Literary Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career, the picture book Giant Dance Party, illustrated by Brandon Dorman, and the co-author of the very adult book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature, which she co-wrote with fellow bloggers Jules Danielson and Peter Sieruta. You can find more information about Betsy at her website