From Lin Oliver: There are many ways to be a leader. One is to hold political office. I feel we made a poor choice in that selection process yesterday. But before we despair, let's remind ourselves that another, and equally powerful, way to lead is through what we express in our literature and arts. Friends in the children's book community, we are fortunate to have a direct line to tomorrow's citizens. Our books and our art can show kids what kindness and love and inclusion and empathy and fairness and high minded intellect really look like. We can lead in ways even more powerful than our elected leaders. Today, more than ever, we must believe that.
Not that we had any doubts...the American Academy of Pediatrics says you should read to kids from birth: nyti.ms/V7HU19