It’s all because #EarnshawBooks in #Shanghai is going to reissue a book published by MacMillan in 1940 called #NewsIsMyJob. It focuses on my mother #EdnaLeeBooker’s adventures as a 22-year-old war correspondent, alone and speaking no Chinese, traveling all over China finding stories and excitement. This young woman interviewed war lords and presidents and scooped the world over the Nagasaki earthquake that killed 100,000 people. It was an alternate Book of the Month for the Book of the Month Club.
I’ve been asked to write the introduction; and for this, I want to show her early attraction to the news business. At college ion #KansasCity , #MO, 1918-1922 she was introduced to the press by twin uncles named Moore who ran or worked at a newspaper. These men, last name #Moore, were known as #Squib and #Squibdoodle.
Any guides to these two Moores would be enormously appreciated. I need the detail that they would bring to my introduction.
Here’s a photograph of my mother at work in Shanghai, ca 1923