The Library Card

  • Type: Books
  • By: Jerry Spinelli
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Betsy H.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780758795816
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Library cards change lives

The Library Card operates on what I call the Bullwinkle Level. As in the 1960s cartoon show. There’s the story aimed at the kids and then the message for adults. The book is four short stories about how a library card changes the lives for four youngsters.  One youngster is homeless; another is betrayed. One loses his best friend and another gains a better sense of herself. Lives all changed because of a book borrowed from a library. What’s not for a librarian to like?