It’s Grandparents and Special Friends Week at school and Claire and I have family in town, so here’s a quick post with some updates:
As discussed in my review of The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins, her fictional portrayal of Edward Curtis caused controversy because she paints Edward Curtis far darker than his fans perceive him. Santa Monica chose The Shadow Catcher as its Citywide Reads selection this year. Bruce Kapson, Curtis expert and scholar, will give a historical overview of Edward Curtis this Saturday at 3PM at the Santa Monica Public Library.
Both Claire and I joined twitter. Follow us! I’m BookstoreK and Claire is writemenow.
The Tournament of Books is continuing and I’m loving it! Today City of Refuge knocked out 2666, but popular vote returned 2666 to the zoombie round. The review of the match up between 2666 and Steer Toward Rockwas brilliant in its use of an extended March Madness metaphor. John Hodgman beautifully wrote his judgment of the Mercy v. My Revolutions competition. The quarter-finals are over and we’re heading into the semi-finals.
And in case you missed it, Claire’s book, Growing Up on the Spectrum: A (actually she co-wrote it) was published last week. We’ll be having giveaways of the book, National Autism Month, in April. Stay tuned!
Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger’s