Judging a Book by its Cover: Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables While I am under the weather, go check out Book Riot‘s 3 on a YA Theme: Beautiful Editions of Anne of Green Gables.

I love seeing what a designer can do to breathe new life into an old story. Anne might not need refreshing, but believe me – kids are judgy about covers, probably even worse than adults. A stodgy, out of date look will almost guarantee a book won’t circulate, no matter how famous, how important, or how good.

I’d like to see more childhood classics get this treatment, and I’d like to see more of them in my library, so kids stop wrinkling their noses at A Wrinkle in Time without even reading the jacket copy.

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