Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Visitor From England

Left to Right: James Herbst, Carolyn Brodie, Tomie

Carolyn and Jim visited Tomie in May around the time of their wedding anniversary. Tomie has always enjoyed Carolyn's company, and not just because she was the chair of the committee that selected 26 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE as a Newbery Honor Book. It was a lot of fun spending a few hours with Carolyn and Jim.

Carolyn was born in England, Arkansas. She said that when folks talked about going to the local Dairy Queen, they'd say, "We're going to visit the Queen of England."

Carolyn is a professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.