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Drop. Everything. And. Read!

April 11, 2011

Tuesday, April 12th is the birthday of the beloved Beverly Cleary, born in McMinnville, OR not far from where Court’s Kids operates in Portland. Every year on Ms. Cleary’s birthday kids and schools across the country celebrate with DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) events.

Growing up, one of my favorite early literary heroines was Ramona Quimby. I was just getting into big girl books, and reading all about the adventures of a girl my age was so much fun. She was fearless, and funny and smart and willing to try anything and I loved her…still do. Beverly Cleary gave me a great example of how a little girl should move through the world, fearlessly, strongly, not afraid to make mistakes, and always asking questions.

This Tuesday we encourage everyone to Drop Everything And Read!

Little by Little,

Kiki

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