I met Joan Broerman about 7 years ago at one of those wonderful Highlights Foundation workshops. I was so impressed with her knowledge and abilities, not to mention her kindness, insight, and words of wisdom. Her manuscript excerpt that she read aloud floored everyone and still haunts me. In addition to all that, Joan blogs about children’s books, providing a valuable resource to parents, teachers, librarians, and any of us interested in children’s books. And I’m not just saying that because she wrote a lovely review of MOCKINGBIRD. :o) There are many books she has written about that are now on my To Be Read list. Many. Check it out ….