Books That Inspire 2012

The Maggie B.
Irene Haas

The Maggie B. was for me and countless other young children the perfect fantasy of childhood power! Remember wishing that you could be an adult and do all the fun things you hate now? This beautifully illustrated book reveals that wish come true as the main character luxuriates in the simplest of pleasures-cooking, nurturing, and even cleaning-on her very own ship, named for her. It is a beautiful tale of power and responsibility, of nature and connectedness, and is a most welcome escape for a reader of any age who wants to appreciate a wish come true.

Ginger Welch
Assistant Professor
Human Relations