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Book Trailer Premiere: My Heart Is a Compass by Deborah Marcero

Look, I don’t want you to think I’m easy or anything. “Old Betsy Bird,” you’d say. “She’ll post pretty much any kind of video on her site”. Not true, sez I! I just like what I like. And what I like is process. Getting into the heads of the creators of some of my favorite books. So it is that I get to debut today’s Book Chat with illustrator/author Deborah Marcero. Her latest title My Heart Is a Compass is coming out this Tuesday.


About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Myra Zarnowski says

    Thank you for posting such an informative video. I look forward to reading this book.

  2. This video was delightful. I, too, will be on the lookout for My Heart is a Compass. I enjoyed learning that the beautiful colors in old maps inspired the color choices used in the illustrations. What a excellent example of how we can use imagination to transform a visual stimulus into a new creation.