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Editor’s Note: The Awakening

Sharon Verbeten


Mothers may know best, as the saying goes, but grandmothers and librarians are a close second. Put them together and, well, it’s a recipe for early literacy success.

Heidi Gustafson, a library associate of mine at Brown County (WI) Library in Green Bay, couldn’t wait to be a first-time grandma this year; she began collecting book favorites old and new even before little Grady, pictured on our cover, was born.

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