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Beverly Cleary Turns 100.Why it Matters to Me.

April 25, 2016

The Way I See It

quote-i-hope-children-will-be-happy-with-the-books-i-ve-written-and-go-on-to-be-readers-all-beverly-cleary-106-99-33As Beverly Cleary celebrates 100 years, I reflect not only on how much the world has changed over the last century, but also on how much it has remained the same. The characters she created so many years ago still resonate strongly with children today, and hold a special place for many of us who grew up reading about them.

The first ‘chapter book’ I ever read was Henry Huggins. In fact, I still remember every minute detail surrounding my reading of it…

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