Kate and Kathy

Our hearts are heavy today with the news of the tragic accident at the close of the ALA Conference that took the lives of two talented librarians and friends of children’s literature, Kathy Krasniewicz and Kate McClelland. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and close friends today and in the difficult days to come. The library world has lost two of our best.

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Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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