I thought there might be some questions about the School Library Journal cover I was on last month, the one celebrating children’s book bloggers. After all, we were five white women, so I anticipated letters wondering about the lack of gender and racial diversity. Well, yesterday the December issue went online with a bunch of letters, but not about that. Nope, about this: Us. In a bar. Holding drinks. Indeed. Check out Some Readers Couldn’t Stand Our November Cover: Now We Need a Drink.
I’ve got to say I’m not offended (although evidently the letter writers were) as much as amused and amazed. I tweeted the link early yesterday and so it also went to my facebook status update where I got many comments by folks equally surprised. Now one of my fellow cover girls, Liz Burns, has written a very smart post getting to the heart of the issue, “God Grant Me the Serenity…” I can only add, me too.