Beverly Cleary turned 100 on Tuesday. I would not be a librarian today if it weren't for her books. I remember going to the public library and heading straight to the C shelves to check out a book about Henry, Ramona, Risby or The Mouse and the Motorcycle. My very favorite Beverly Cleary book, published in 1981:
It was good to grow up in the 1980s! Thank you Ms. Cleary for your contributions to children's literature.
Here's the feature of Beverly Cleary from the Today show: