The Children of Troy

From The New Enquiry:

Jack Cheng highlights Letters of Note collected at the Children’s Library in Troy, Michigan:

In 1971, Marguerite Hart, the children’s librarian of my hometown of Troy, Michigan, wrote to dozens of politicians, writers, artists and otherwise notable individuals asking them to send in a few inspirational words for the children of Troy on the opening of its first public library.


97 letters came back in response to Hart’s request, and a handful of them were recently highlighted on Letters of Note, like E.B. White saying that books were people—”people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.”

Or, Dr. Seuss being Dr. Seuss:

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