... of my tenure as book editor may have occurred a week ago today, when I received this email from Christine Adair of Philadelphia's Family Court. I had donated several postal bins of books to them earlier that week. (Christine, by the way, knows I'm quoting her email.) She wrote:
I was going to a meeting yesterday and passed the waiting room for a court that has older kids attending. I asked if anyone wanted a book to read, and every kid followed me to my storage space. They too took their time and made several selections.
You made kids who have very little smile a great deal.
Some took enough to start their own libraries.
Now that's something to be proud of. It also demonstrates how important books can be.