Eliza Dresang Obituary, Read-Alikes for Gary Paulsen’s “Lawn Boy”

DresangLibrarian Eliza Dresang Dies:  Librarian Eliza Dresang, author of Radical Change: Books for Youth in a Digital Age (Wilson, 1999) died April 21, 2014 from cancer. She was a professor of library science at the University of Washington, and a popular speaker at library conferences.

Message from Bill Teale: It is with a very heavy heart that I share the tragic news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Eliza Dresang. As you know, Eliza has been bravely facing a battle with cancer.  I know that this news is deeply distressing for each of you. I share your overwhelming sadness.  The iSchool has set up a website in remembrance of Eliza. I invite you to visit this website and to leave some words of tribute to Eliza or to simply read the comments of others and to view a set of images that capture a selection of Eliza’s outstanding contributions. URL: http://eliza.ischool.uw.edu/.

Lawn boyRead-alikes for Gary Paulsen’s “Lawn Boy” series, and other books about young entrepreneurs:   

Barrows, Annie. Ivy + Bean: No News Is Good News.

Boelts, Maribeth. The PS Brothers.

Calhoun, Dia. Eva on the Farm.

Clements, Andrew. Lunch Money.

Clifton, Lutricia. Freaky Fast Frankie Joe.

Clifton, Lutricia. Immortal Max.

Connor, Leslie. Crunch.

Danziger, Paula. Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars.

Davies, Jacqueline. “Lemonade War” series.

Dowell, Frances O’Roark. Phineas L. MacGuire – Blasts Off!

Draper, Sharon M. The Backyard Animal Show.

Friedman, Laurie B. In Business with Mallory.

Greene, Stephanie. Owen Foote, Money Man.

Greenwald, Lisa. My Life in Pink and Green.

Gutman, Dan. The Get Rich Quick Club.

Hawkins, Aaron. The Year Money Grew on Trees.

Hershenhorn, Esther. The Confessions and Secrets of Howard J. Fingerhut.

Krulik, Nancy E. World’s Worst Wedgie.

Lubar, David. Meltdown Madness.

Luper, Eric. Jeremy Bender vs. the Cupcake Cadets.

Martin, Ann M. “Babysitters Club” series.

McKay, Hilary. The Exiles at Home.

Merrill, Jean. The Toothpaste Millionaire.

Nesbit, Edith. New Treasure Seekers.

Pastis, Stephan. Mistakes Were Made.

Ransom, Candice. Rebel McKenzie.

Robertson, Keith. Henry Reed, Inc.

Salisbury, Graham. Calvin Coconut: the Zippy Fix.

Simon, Coco. Alexis and the Perfect Recipe.

Terrell, Brandon. Above.

Viorst, Judith. Lulu Walks the Dogs.

Voake, Steve. Hooey Higgins and the Shark.

Penny Peck, San Jose State Univ. School of Library and Information Science


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