Letter from Liz Garton Scanlon

Dear friends,

What I remember about being a kid — being a teen — is that grown ups looked down on us. Our voices, our ideas, our passions — they didn’t appear to be worthy in the world. What I want you to know now is that we are looking UP at you. Your voices, ideas and passions are what we need to make room for, to receive, and to act upon.

Kate DiCamillo, in the Magician’s Elephant, asks, “How will the world change if we do not question it?” Thank you for questioning. May our grown up answers be righteous. May they be what you deserve.

With love, respect and admiration,

Liz Garton Scanlon, Author

P.S. She also says, “Hope is like love…a ridiculous, wonderful, powerful thing.” I can feel it. I hope you can, too.

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