Maurice Sendak: 1928-2012

Cindy: Oh, I know. Circle of life and all, but I’m still sad after yesterday’s news of Maurice Sendak’s death. There are plenty of tributes already posted for this beloved author and illustrator and I am feeling particularly inadequate to add anything of substance, so I will just leave you with these simple but important words of advice from Maurice himself:

“…love your children, and believe in them passionately.”*

His life’s work showed us that he did.


*–Biography Today Author Series, V. 2. Omnigraphics, 1996.



About the Author:

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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