Children’s Literature at the DNC
If there’s one thing you can say about children’s literature people, they will notice when children’s books are mentioned in a national stage.
Last night at the Democratic National Convention, Chelsea Clinton kept mentioning children’s books in her speech.
The children’s literature people? We took notice:
For those keeping track: @ChelseaClinton shouted out three children's books and her public library in her speech.
— Travis Jonker (@100scopenotes) July 29, 2016
Chelsea references two books in two minutes! Chugga Chugga Choo Choo and Goodnight Moon!
— Jen Bigheart (@jenbigheart) July 29, 2016
Woot! Chelsea Clinton with a shout out to Kevin Lewis and Daniel Kirk's picture book, CHUGGA CHUGGA CHOO CHOO!
— Barry Goldblatt (@barrygoldblatt) July 29, 2016
2 mentions of children's books. Feeling optimistic. @chelseaclinton. #DemsInPhilly
— Rita Williams-Garcia (@OneCrazyRita) July 29, 2016
#ChuggaChuggaChooChoo and #GoodnightMoon get shout-outs at #DemsInPhilly !!! @DisneyHyperion @HarperChildrens @CBCBook @MrSchuReads
— Brenda Bowen (@bbowen949) July 29, 2016
I love that @ChelseaClinton mentioned Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo! https://t.co/FPUlnlUJHh
— John Schu (@MrSchuReads) July 29, 2016
A speech just listing book titles would be fine. #DemConvention
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) July 29, 2016
#kidlit cited by @ChelseaClinton so far: Kevin Lewis' Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon #DemsInPhilly
— Philip Nel (@philnel) July 29, 2016
Chelsea Clinton researching for her speech pic.twitter.com/kYNEChAS3S
— Minh Lê (@bottomshelfbks) July 29, 2016
@auntierez @knott_michele She totally sold me. #ImWithHer I mean not just kidlit but A Wrinkle in Time!!?? Pride and Prejudice??!!
— Kathy M Burnette ; (@thebrainlair) July 29, 2016
You know you're following the right people on Twitter when this happens @OneCrazyRita @MrSchuReads @100scopenotes pic.twitter.com/inkEtgETqr
— Alexa Hirsch (@libraryalexa68) July 29, 2016
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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