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December 30, 2009 | Steve Lopez
Once upon a time, in a neighborhood near Beverly Boulevard and Rossmore Avenue in Los Angeles, a little girl named Susan had a nightly chore: She had to give her younger sister, Georgia, a bath. But Georgia wanted more than soap and shampoo. She wanted to hear a story, so Susan, without fail, sat on the lid of the toilet and made up a new one every night. While her mother worked as a waitress at Van de Kamp's restaurant, Susan told dreamy stories about all sorts of things, big and small, such as why a poof of dust appears when a peanut shell is cracked open.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2009 | Steve Lopez
Once upon a time, in a neighborhood near Beverly Boulevard and Rossmore Avenue in Los Angeles, a little girl named Susan had a nightly chore: She had to give her younger sister, Georgia, a bath. But Georgia wanted more than soap and shampoo. She wanted to hear a story, so Susan, without fail, sat on the lid of the toilet and made up a new one every night. While her mother worked as a waitress at Van de Kamp's restaurant, Susan told dreamy stories about all sorts of things, big and small, such as why a poof of dust appears when a peanut shell is cracked open.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1998
Books recommended for young readers by Susan Patron, senior librarian, Los Angeles Public Library: Adventure books excite the imagination and allow us to have many daring experiences without having to risk our necks. These are the kinds of books that make children want to read. Babies and toddlers: "We're Going on a Bear Hunt," by Michael Rosen. This interactive bear hunt isn't scary, but it is a lot of fun. -- Preschoolers: "Sam and the Tigers," by Julius Lester.
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February 24, 2007 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
Susan Patron is the kind of reader who really lives books: She jokes that years before she came to work in the Los Angeles Public Library system she spent virtually all her free time in its branches. When she met the man who would become her husband, some of their early dates were at Chatterton's, the now shuttered Los Feliz bookstore.
OPINION
February 5, 2007
HOLLYWOOD'S LATEST celebrity shrinks from the limelight. Susan Patron has spent her career in one of the least glamorous places in Los Angeles: the public library. Patron, who won the Newbery Medal for children's literature last month, has worked for the Los Angeles Public Library for about 35 years. Her office is in the gorgeous Central Library downtown, though she travels frequently to the branches, helping librarians select books and organize events for children.
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February 24, 2007 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
Susan Patron is the kind of reader who really lives books: She jokes that years before she came to work in the Los Angeles Public Library system she spent virtually all her free time in its branches. When she met the man who would become her husband, some of their early dates were at Chatterton's, the now shuttered Los Feliz bookstore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2001
Regarding the restriction on helicopters flying over Los Angeles, according to Jeff Wald, KTLA-TV news director, no viewers have complained ("Skies Beginning to Clear for Private Planes," Oct. 23). There is a good reason for this! Residents of the restricted sky area of L.A. have enjoyed an unprecedented period of not being assaulted from early morning and throughout the day and evening by helicopters' invasive noise. Our stress level is greatly reduced; we do not miss endless hours of televised car chases.
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January 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A book by Pete Seeger about a young musician who loses his hearing and a wordless story about an underwater camera were among the winners of children's book prizes announced Monday by the American Library Assn. The John Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution was awarded to Susan Patron's "The Higher Power of Lucky," the adventures of a 10-year-old girl and her search for a higher power.
OPINION
March 3, 2007
Re "Kids' lit, with body parts," Opinion, Feb. 27 To paraphrase another controversial sculptor of the English language, a scrotum by any other name would, perhaps, be inappropriate for youngsters. But scrotum is the anatomically correct term for a part of the body. One wonders who could object to children learning biological vocabulary while being absorbed in an award-winning piece of literature? And yet, shockingly, there are some people who are objecting. As a member of the library committee of the Art Institute of California-Orange County, where I teach, I have ordered a copy of Susan Patron's "The Higher Power of Lucky."
OPINION
February 5, 2007
HOLLYWOOD'S LATEST celebrity shrinks from the limelight. Susan Patron has spent her career in one of the least glamorous places in Los Angeles: the public library. Patron, who won the Newbery Medal for children's literature last month, has worked for the Los Angeles Public Library for about 35 years. Her office is in the gorgeous Central Library downtown, though she travels frequently to the branches, helping librarians select books and organize events for children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1998
Books recommended for young readers by Susan Patron, senior librarian, Los Angeles Public Library: Adventure books excite the imagination and allow us to have many daring experiences without having to risk our necks. These are the kinds of books that make children want to read. Babies and toddlers: "We're Going on a Bear Hunt," by Michael Rosen. This interactive bear hunt isn't scary, but it is a lot of fun. -- Preschoolers: "Sam and the Tigers," by Julius Lester.
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