Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A break from your regularly scheduled kidlit...

Generally, this blog is strictly librarian- and kidlit-related. But this is important to me, so please forgive the tangent.

On Sunday, a friend of mine from high school died of leukemia. He had been fighting the disease for five years and finally died on Sunday at the age of 27. Seriously, a more loving person you have never met. If you had met him you would have liked him. And he would have liked you, too.

Please consider joining the National Bone Marrow Registry. They are especially in need of donors from diverse backgrounds. We couldn't save Ali, but just think of the life you could save if you were a match for someone.

Additionally, my brother is running a marathon in May to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please consider sponsoring him.

And that's all I will say. Forgive me for this interruption and I'll return you back to your regularly scheduled Kidlitosphere.