Tonight I have some pictures to share. (Not of dresses--this is way better!)
Nancy (my editor) sent me some pictures of a recent display at the New York Public Library. Here's the first one:
There's a fab exhibit of the history of kids books and part of it is a display of all the books that have "disturbed the universe". All the great books that people have tried to ban or suppress.
Then came the next picture message with, Can you see it yet?
And the next picture, zoomed in some more with a See it now?
I got super excited. I mean, the display is fantastic and having my book as part of it was a real gift. And naturally, I started studying all the titles, finding Sammy's place in this disturbing universe.
It was seven straight up from To Kill A Mockingbird!
Two up and one over from The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe!
It was supporting the edge of Huckleberry Finn!
And, uh, three down from Everyone Poops?
(Which is supporting The Diary of Anne Frank?)
After dissembling the titles for a while I started wondering...in what ways has Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief disturbed the universe?
Was it the nose punch heard around the world?
Was it something more philosophical?
Then I started wondering...if I had to choose a Sammy Keyes title to place in this display, would it be Hotel Thief? Is there a more universe-disturbing title in the series?
So that's my question to you this week: Pick a Sammy to slip into this display. I'll tell you right here that for me it's Kiss Goodbye. That's cheating, I know, but it sure has disturbed (and continues to disturb) my universe. But since you can't debate it (yet) or agree with me (yet), which other Sammy would you slip into this display?
As always, thanks for checking in. Looking forward to seeing you in the comments!