Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Shreveport mayor names today as 'Billy's Booger Day' in honor of William Joyce's latest children's book

Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler is naming today, June 9, 2015, as "Billy’s Booger Day," in honor of the release of William Joyce’s latest picture book. The proclamation will be given at the city council meeting at 3 p.m. this afternoon. William plans to encourage the citizens of Shreveport to embrace their "inner booger" and pursue their passions.

The children’s book is loosely based on Joyce’s fourth grade year, and includes a sewn-in mini-book of Joyce’s very first book. "Billy’s Booger" is the tale of the world’s smartest booger and one that had Joyce sent to the principal’s office at A.C. Steere.

Louisiana Book News is written by Cheré Coen, the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “ExploringCajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” Write her at cherecoen@gmail.com.