Harriet the Spy is 50!

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Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh was written in 1964 and has been on library shelves ever since.  Harriet is eleven years old and wants to be a spy or writer when she grows up. To that end, she carries a notebook around with her when she is on “spy patrol’. When her notebook is lost and discovered by her classmates, she becomes an outcast. She turns to her nanny, Ole Golly, for comfort. Many girls wanted to be Harriet and carried around our own notebooks. I know I did!  If you haven’t read it, you are missing out on a true classic of children’s literature.  Check it out at your library and you may be inspired to buy your own notebook!