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Look! Up in the sky! It’s…Super Roger!

bow_tieThis week Roger talked with living-comics-legend Stan Lee about his new book Zodiac. That made us think of Roger as a superhero: his bow tie doubles as a boomerang! to chase down bad-guys! and retrieve books off high library shelves! It also made us think of Roger in tights and Spandex, which just made us giggle. [Ed. note: You laugh NOW…]

We ask: do you know any superhero librarians? Either librarians who could be existing superheroes (So. Many. Catwoman. Jokes.) or those who could helm their very own, all-new Marvel franchises. Admittedly, Bow-Tie Man isn’t the most scintillating. What are some other ideas?

I’ve always thought K. T. Horning must be able to fly, for example. And Julie Roach is always smiling. But I’m not saying she’s The Joker (though, like Heath Ledger, may he rest in peace, she is cute as a button).

You can also share your thoughts here, by letting us know how you library.

Also, is Stephen Savage’s Supertruck the cutest superhero around or what?

Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She is a current member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.

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  1. Katie Bircher Katie Bircher says:
  2. I would like to nominate Cathy Adronik, at Brien McMahon HS in Norwalk, and Anita Corbeil, librarian at the Columbus school in Bridgeport I surveyed the members of the CT Association of School Librarians for a piece I was writing about the importance of school libraries. Both of these librarians are working without budgets, and buying books out of their own salaries to serve the kids in their schools. They highlight that librarians are superheroes – and also the insanity of our current education policy in CT, which puts more money towards testing, which hasn’t proved to be efficacious, while cutting school librarians, which a huge body of research shows do improve learning. http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/op-ed_college_career_and_democracy_ready_not_without_a_trained_librarian/ and http://www.slj.com/2014/07/advocacy/letter-to-policy-makers-closing-school-libraries-does-not-make-sense/#_

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