Today I’m sharing a beautifully written post about the power of librarians and libraries. I hope you are all as inspired as I am reading this essay.
Hanh Bui guest post on Betsy Bird’s Fuse8 blog Libraries and Librarians Enrich Lives Far Beyond Books!
Recently I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some new authors and illustrators as we form a group with books releasing in 2023. It’s always fun to hear how other creatives were inspired. Hanh shared a story of the kindness of a teacher she had as a refugee. Her teacher encouraged her first English words. When I tell you, I had goosebumps listening to her, it’s not hyperbole. Every detail in Hanh’s words took me back to my beloved students in Chicago. I only hope my impact and legacy will be remembered like her teacher’s.