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Today is a big day for me. I have the distinct honor of presenting at the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) Annual Conference with Bookends bloggers Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan. I have a prepared statement that I would now like to read:

Welcome MAME conference-goers! If you are looking for children’s lit news and reviews hidden under the guise of cartoons and sweater jokes, you’re among friends. The question is, how do you like you children’s lit information served? If you’re looking for respectability (kidlit sunny side up), I suggest heading to the *Best New Books* and *Recommended* sections. If you’re looking for the opposite of respectability (kidlit Croissan’wich®), I offer you the Toon Reviews and Controversy Report categories.

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