Friday, January 14, 2011

Raindow of Hands Library Book


When I enter a library, I see a rainbow of hands reaching across time and space to offer me knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration.

I am working on a handmade book that will be displayed at and used as the introductory image to a talk I am giving at the South Carolina School Library Association Conference in March. On the panels of the accordion I will be writing the names of authors through time and around the world.

There is room for 288 names. I welcome your suggestions, from you as individuals or from your class. I am looking for both children's and adult authors. I'd love suggestions of authors from other countries as my experience is primarily with English and American authors.

In addition to the image being used in the talk, it will also be posted on my blog. There will be an accompanying pdf with the names of all the authors.

To participate:
please comment to this post with your recommendation of author(s) and a sentence or two describing why you think (s)he should be included and your name so credit can be given.

Thank you in advance.

4 comments:

LindaSchiffer said...

Robert Heinlein, CJ Cherryh, Larry Niven, Dan Brown, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jim Butcher, Agatha Christie ...

:) Linda (off the top of my head)

Alice Schlein said...

George Eliot. She was so good at portraying complex human beings reacting to moral dilemmas. My favorite writer!

Pablo said...

Miguel de Cervantes. Probably the most known spanish writer, author of "El quijote".

P-A-McGoldrick said...

Margaret Atwood an author,poet, advocate for the environment. Her poem about "hands" is entitled
"You Begin", found at
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16789.
--recommended by
Patricia Anne McGoldrick
PM_Poet Writer