Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.

Friday, April 06, 2007


I'm a little early with this, but this is my Easter post, courtesy of Julius Lester. This is a paragraph of a speech he gave recently at the University of Massachusetts. Read the whole thing, maybe a couple of times. It's lovely. This is just a taste.

All we have to offer each other is the quality of who we are as human beings. Literature is the place where what it is to be human is presented in stories told in language that goes from the heart of the writer to the heart of the reader.

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