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Featured Book & Library Card

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Please Louise written by Slade Morrison and Toni Morrison, illustrated by Shadra Strickland.

Every second-grader in Tulsa County schools will receive a free copy of this beautifully illustrated book, which follows Louise on her journey to the library, where she finds the comforts and joys of imagination through books.

The Booklist review of “Please Louise” points out the importance of Shadra Strickland’s illustrations: “Strickland’s illustrations bring Louise ’s world to life; the objects of fear, in dark colors and threatening profiles, dominate the pages until the world of the library embraces her. Off comes her hooded coat, the sun comes out, and she now dominates her environment. We even see a close-up of her face, totally absorbed in a book, a friendly dog by her side. A cozy way to address the subject of fears—and to get children to the library.”

Library card just for second graders!

All second-graders are invited to get their very own library card featuring art from Please Louise.

Teachers at Tulsa County schools have library card applications, or second-graders may come to any Tulsa City-County Library with their parent/guardian and get the new card.

Library Card Preview:

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Author & Event Information

  • Meet Shadra Strickland!
    Hardesty Regional Library, Connor's Cove
    8316 E. 93rd Street
    November 9 at 7:00 pm
    Book signing to follow. Books will be for sale

Lesson Plans based on Shadra Strickland

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