Posted by: bluesyemre | December 12, 2022

The ‘Rock Star’ Librarians Who Choose What Your Kids Read

John Schumacher got an enthusiastic reception from students at Lake Anne Elementary School in Reston, Va., during his visit last month. APRIL GREER FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Current and former elementary-school librarians with big social-media followings are exerting considerable sway over what kids read

Most kids don’t know who John Schumacher is. But their librarians do.

“He’s a rock star in the library world,” said Kim Sigle, a librarian at Lake Anne Elementary School in Reston, Va., who recently hosted Mr. Schumacher for a reading event for roughly 500 students. She “won” the former grade-school librarian in a lottery after taking a picture of herself with a life-size cardboard cutout of him and posting the shot on Twitter, competing with dozens of other librarians who did the same.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rock-star-librarians-who-choose-what-your-kids-read-1488715200


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