"Picture books are generally put on the shelves of bookstores, libraries, lounge rooms and bedrooms for young children, where they apparently belong. Picture books are synonymous with Children’s Literature. But is this is a necessary condition of the art form itself? Or is it just a cultural convention, more to do with existing expectations, marketing prejudices and literary discourse?"
13-year-old Isy Mekler’s amibitious idea to buy books for needy children - The Boston Globe
I hope I have kids like this some day.
"Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to the development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship."
Reading inspires kids. This video is beautiful.