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Looking forward to ALA in Chicago!
Please come by and visit us at booth #1954 at ALA in Chicago. I look forward to meeting you and discussing your technology projects and needs. Oh, and there will be giveaways! :-)
Lori Livesay - Owner
ALA Annual Conference
Washington, DC, June 24-26
We hope you enjoyed the ALA Annual Conference and had a chance meet award-winning writer, Diane Tarantini, at our booth.
See below for more about Diane and her work.
Mere months before The Great Pause shut down the world, Diane Tarantini was asked by a child safety expert to write a book that would teach children, in a non-threatening way, about the concept of "grooming," the process by which a sexual predator gains the trust of a potential victim and sometimes their family. The Brave Knight is that book.
The Brave Knight was chosen to be distributed to each of the 7,000 foster children in West Virginia. In addition, the West Virginia Library Commission chose the book as its 2023 "Summer Read" for every library in the state.
Tarantini is a freelance writer, body safety educator, and blogger.
“In The Brave Knight, Tarantini articulates incredibly complex child abuse grooming techniques/dynamics (ie. desensitizing physical contact, isolation from familial supports, love for perpetrators, disparity of social power), and somehow does it in an age-appropriate, non-threatening way. A brilliant, compelling, and inspiring resource for kids and those who love them.”
—Robert Peters: Senior Attorney at Zero Abuse Project, founder of Shield Task Force, former prosecuting attorney, former US Marine
"Diane Tarantini does a great job addressing an important topic that often goes unaddressed because it's deemed too scary. As a children's librarian, I appreciate Tarantini's ability to share something terrifying with children and their caregivers in a way that doesn't leave them scared, but empowers them. Tarantini's inclusion of discussion questions and extension activities make this book a valuable resource in any family's library."
---Amazon customer 5 star review (3/21/22)
Connecting at the Crossroads
Having grown up in a rural part of America, I know the importance of small and rural libraries to their communities. I'm proud to be a member of ARSL and always look forward to the conference.
The 2022 conference in Chattanooga was no exception. I really enjoyed meeting so many interesting people and having a chance to discuss their library's goals and technology projects.