On This Day, April 28

Lois Duncan, writer of children’s books and younf adult books, was born in Philadelphia on April 28, 1934. Duncan is best known for her novels of suspense for teenagers. Some of her works have been adapted for the screen, the most famous example being the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer, adapted from her novel of the same title. She in interviews has stated her distaste at her young adult novel becoming a horror comedy film. Duncan received the 1992 Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association for her contribution in writing for teens. Find Lois Duncan at the library, on hoopla and OverDrive.


Barbra Streisand’s breakout year as a singer came in 1963, when she released her first two albums, won her first two Grammys and began appearing live in some of the most prominent nightclubs in the country. By the following year, she was a showbiz phenomenon, earning further nominations from the Grammys and Tonys after wowing Broadway critics and audiences in her first leading role, as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. Yet even then, in a Time magazine cover article in 1964, it was noted that “Many people still say Who when they hear her name.” That probably changed once and for all on April 28, 1965, when millions of American television viewers tuned in to a solid prime-time hour of the 22-year-old Streisand in her first-ever TV special, the triumphant My Name Is Barbra.  Find this Funny Lady at the library, on hoopla and in Freegal

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