November 18, 2017

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Why “The Hired Girl” Won the 2016 O’Dell Award

The win strikes a chord of redemption for supporters of the controversial book following a wide-ranging discussion over the main character’s prejudiced outlooks.

The Lowdown on Bird’s “Fuse #8 TV”

Are you up on your “Fuse #8 TV”? Here’s what you may have missed—no better time to binge-watch than the present.

SLJ Debuts ‘Fuse #8 TV’

Betsy Bird has a TV show. Spinning off Bird’s blog “A Fuse #8 Production” on School Library Journal, “Fuse 8 TV” is a monthly webcast hosted by Bird—and the first episode is now available.

Tiger Eyes Set to Sparkle on the Big Screen: Betsy Bird Talks to Judy and Lawrence Blume

Tiger Eyes, the 1998 book by Judy Blume, is about to become a major motion picture, the first feature film adaptation of Blume’s work. Elizabeth Bird talks to Blume and her son, Lawrence Blume, about their collaboration on the film.