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The Yolen Report

So yesterday I met Jane Yolen. She's one of the keynote speakers at the Children's Literature Conference on campus. Our library director is a big supporter of the conference, and reportedly the only thing he wanted was to have a little reception for the speakers in the rare book room (unfortunately, in a cruel twist he missed it due to impending back surgery). So yesterday she and Gary Soto, the other speaker, came by and drank tea, ate cookies, signed books, and chatted with us for about an hour. She easily held her claim to "nicest person in SF". Just lovely.