Shannon Miller, librarian extraordinaire, asked me if she could post here in honor of my birthday. Thank you, Shannon!
Today on Bookmark's, The First Book Blog, a bunch of John's friends wished him a very Happy 30th Birthday!
Erica Perl wrote the post Happy Birthday, Mr. Schu. And the incredibly FUN YouTube video, with lots of special Happy Birthday wishes from authors and friends was included too.
I have known John now for almost a year. He is one of my dearest friends, my teaching partner, and mentor. And there is no one that I know that celebrates literacy more than him.
Let's all wish him the very best of birthdays by donating to First Book in his name.
Happy 30th Birthday John!
I'm thankful for Erica Perl, Eric Wight, Deborah Underwood, Babymouse, Matthew Holm, Kirby Larson, Winston, Colby Sharp, Grace Lin, Peter Brown, Lisa Yee, Travis Jonker, Dan Santat,Laurel Snyder, Alan Silberberg, Mary Ann Scheuer, Jennifer Holm, Matt Phelan, Ralph Macchio,Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dianne de Las Casas, Katie Davis, and First Book. Thank you for making this the best birthday EVER.