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Amelia is a Librarian Assistant at the Austintown and Michael Kusalaba branches of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. She loves fall foods, fall festivals, fall leaves, and pretty much everything related to fall. She enjoys reading contemporary and historical romances.

The Latest From Amelia

A Decade of Caldecott Winners

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The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Services to Children, which is a division of the American Library Association. The award is given “to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.” Named after Randolph Caldecott, a prominent 19th century English illustrator, the medal has been awarded every year since 1938 for a… read more >>

Cinderella Around the World

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We all know the Disney story of Cinderella, her prince, and her fairy godmother. This version was inspired by the fairy tale as it became popular in Western culture thanks to the Brothers Grimm, though the tale of Cinderella is believed to be much older and thought to date from ninth-century China. In all versions,… read more >>