Kim Hiday, Oakwood School Speech and Language Pathologist
I’ve always been impressed with people who can remember the first book they read, and even more impressed when they can choose a favorite book. The books I’ve chosen as my “favorite” have changed as I’ve changed and are now specific to genres, an age group, and authors.
A dear friend of mine not only keeps a leather-bound journal of all the books she has read but also notes her opinion of each one. She has extended her love of books by obtaining advanced degrees in Book Arts and Book Conservation and now works for a nonprofit that brings authors and illustrators into under-served urban schools. Participating in book clubs with her has taught me not only to look at the basics of “is it a good story?” but things like “how does the typeface affect the story?” or “why did the author number the chapters instead of title them?”