VIDEO: Authors on the Books and Libraries that Got Them Reading

By Jennifer Rubins | April 19 2017 | All-School Reads

“I wouldn’t have been a reader or a writer, or even a civilized human being, if it hadn’t been for libraries.”—Laurie Halse Anderson

Check out these authors’ all-time favorites, very first reading memories, books that made them cry and changed them forever and more—and all because they discovered them at the local library. From The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, to Charlotte’s Web, Pippi Longstocking and so many more, this video will leave you smiling and thinking of your own childhood favorites.

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Some books mentioned in the video include:

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
The movie tie-in edition of the award-winning classic The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963!
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7