So, over at The Atlantic, there's an artile titled "The Legacy of 'The Baby-Sitters Club'" and it is brilliant. Jen Doll really did her homework on the long-running series. The BSC was never my jam, but my older sister devoured everything Ann M. Martin. And I'll admit to having a soft spot for CLAUDIA, QUEEN OF THE SEVENTH GRADE, the book where Claudia gets held back.
Crazy fact: David Levithan made and kept the BSC bible as an intern. Between this and Diadem, I'm starting to think he was involved in everything I read in elementary. (That's right, I'm onto you Levithan.)
(via School Library Journal)