January 19, 2022

Report: The San Diego Public Library’s Publishes Its First Children’s Book, “Odi’s Library Day”

From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

For a little book, “Odi’s Library Day” is a pretty big deal.

It is the first children’s book to be published by the San Diego Public Library. The eight-page bilingual board book also marks the publication debut by writer Hunter Hackett and illustrator Anisi Baigude, two longtime San Diegans who met in a UCSD Extension art class.

And while there is no definitive proof that this is the first children’s book to star a gender-neutral coyote, it is certainly the first children’s book to show a gender-neutral coyote getting their first library card from an owl librarian.

The other thing that makes “Odi’s Library Day” extra special is Odi’s adventure, which is a reminder that the small act of getting a library card can open a world of possibilities.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.