Harper Lee Dies at Age 89: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee, creator of To Kill a Mockingbird, died at her home in Alabama at age 89. For more information, see: www.nytimes.com/2016/02/20/arts/harper-lee-dies.html?_r=0 .
Children’s Poet Francisco Alarcon Dies: Children’s author and poet Francisco Alarcon died at his home in Davis, CA, at age 61 from stomach cancer. For more information, see: www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-francisco-alarcon-20160121-story.html
New ACL BayNews Posted: The February 2016 BayNews (the newsletter for the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California) is now available on our website: http://www.bayviews.org. You will find an outline for a craft and game program focusing on sports around the world, Readalikes for The Fifth Wave and books on grief and loss, new storytime themes on soccer and surfing, and much more.