I met one of my dearest childhood friends in the pages of books written by Beverly Cleary: Ramona Geraldine Quimby. I loved those stories, as well as those about Henry Huggins and Ellen Tebbits.
In honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday, April 12 is National D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Day!
So, hop to it! Drop everything and read!
For more information about D.E.A.R., visit dropeverythingandread.com.