Beverly Cleary on turning 100: Kids today ‘don’t have the freedom’ I had

The Greenbriar Little Free Library currently has a few Beverly Cleary books – but they don’t stick around long!

 

Beverly Cleary doesn’t really want to talk about turning 100. “Go ahead and fuss,” she says of the big day, April 12, 2016. “Everyone else is.”

Across the country, people are delving into Cleary nostalgia, with celebrations and new editions of her books with introductions by the likes of Amy Poehler and Judy Blume. Kids and adults are being asked to “Drop Everything and Read” to commemorate Cleary’s contribution to children’s literature.

But the beloved children’s author has something far more low-key in mind f

Read the entire article here: Beverly Cleary on turning 100: Kids today ‘don’t have the freedom’ I had – The Washington Post