Thursday, February 11, 2010

First superhero, first biography, First Lady

I'm honored that Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman (the first standalone biography about writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, the young minds behind the world's first superhero) was selected for the 2009-2010 Read On Wisconsin program.

Here is the notification letter from the office of First Lady of Wisconsin Jessica Doyle:

I came across another drop of goodness in America's Dairyland; the youth services librarian of the Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, kindly blogged the following about the book:

Discuss cataloging of Boys of Steel by Nobleman. Biography—but then which person? Nonfiction—741s?"

In two earlier posts I discussed this issue and am thrilled anytime I am reminded that it's not a discussion of one! I have urged librarians to place it in Biography (and since "Siegel" and "Shuster" are so close alphabetically, it's almost as if it's being shelved under both simultaneously!).

Several posts later at that same link, the Matheson librarian lists Boys of Steel as a newly acquired title at her library, annotating it with this: "Of course, everybody else has their copy of this already..."

Everybody? Would that it were so! But a humbling supposition and one I'll take as a good omen.

1 comment:

Rachel Molly Loonin said...

I would like to report that, as a volunteer in my daughter's elementary school library, I was so pleased to see your book! And, FYI, it was housed in the biography section under S. I was pulling books for 2nd grade biography projects, and ran right over to the head librarian with your book, lauding you to the n'th degree. If you get a call from her, you'll know why!