Modern First Library — the program that BookPeople and I began last year to encourage the purchase of diverse new titles along with classic picture books — was featured this past Friday on KidLit TV, with children’s buyer Meghan Goel and me interviewed about the program by author, pal, and all-around dynamo Phil Bildner.

I’m super-proud of Modern First Library, and I truly hope that other authors/illustrators and booksellers will get inspired and try this approach in their own communities. If you’d help spread the word about this program, I’d be mighty grateful — thankful, you might say. And could there be a better week for that?