Hannah Ernst, a teenager in New Jersey, lost her grandpa, Calvin Schoenfeld, to covid-19 in May. Schoenfeld, 83, was a graphic designer, and Hannah created a digital silhouette of him as a tribute. Since then, she has made hundreds more silhouettes of covid victims from around the world.
I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting. It does not hurt them to read about good and evil, love and hate, life and death. Nor do I think they should read only about things that they understand. ‘A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.’ So should a child’s … I will never talk down to—or draw down to—children.