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Dear Librarian

Dear Librarian

Lydia M. Sigwarth; illustrated by Romina Galotta

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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When Lydia was five years old, she and her family had to leave their home. They hopped from Grandma's house to Aunt Linda's house to Cousin Alice's house, but no place was permanent. Then one day, everything changed. Lydia's mom took her to a new place — not a house, but a big building with stone columns, and tall, tall steps. The library.

In the library, Lydia found her special spot across from the sunny window, at a round desk. For behind that desk was her new friend, the librarian. Together, Lydia and the librarian discovered a world beyond their walls, one that sparkled with spectacular joy.

Paired with warm art by newcomer Romina Galotta and a foreword by Ira Glass, Dear Librarian is a "thank you" to anyone who has offered a child love and support during a difficult time.

Praise for Dear Librarian

"A gentle ode to the effect one person can have on another, and what a library can offer a community." —Publishers Weekly

"Galotta enriches the nostalgic undertones with glimpses of lush flowers, tiny robots, a dragon, and other imaginary elements . . . A cogent, warming reminder that public libraries have always been more than just repositories for books." —Kirkus Reviews

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Lydia M. Sigwarth; illustrated by Romina Galotta

Lydia M. Sigwarth is an author and children's librarian in Wisconsin. Being a librarian has been her dream job since she was a small child. She currently lives in Platteville, Wisconsin with her family. Dear Librarian is her debut picture book.

Romina Galotta is an illustrator, ardent animal lover, passionate foodie, and world traveler. She is also the artist for The Biggest Thing of All. She currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

image of Lydia M. Sigwartho
Krysthol Davis Photography

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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