Celebrate Beverly Cleary's 100th birthday with her 6 essential books
April 12, 2016 - Uncategorized
As J.K. Rowling said in 2011, “the stories we love best do live in us forever.” She was speaking not only to her own devoted fans, but to generations of readers who have found themselves enriched by the power of literature.
And long before Rowling was published — indeed, before she was born — Beverly Cleary proved she deserved that legacy.
Cleary has written dozens of books for children and young adults, many of which still hold up for a modern audience (especially the ones about the mouse). On the day of Cleary’s 100th birthday, we’re looking back at some of our favorites.