Young readers are asking for substance. They are asking for respect. They are asking for books that challenge, and confirm, and console. They are asking for us to listen to their questions and to help them find their own answers.
Karen Hesse

Young readers are asking for

Writing made me feel alive, engaged, complete in a way few other things could. It was impossible to give it up, even during the most discouraging days of my early career.
Karen Hesse

Writing made me feel