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We are merely a speck of the earth’s history, and we are nearly killing it. We create these marvelous machines, yet we destroy each other with judgment and hatred. We lack conviction within our own actions, but see everyone else’s as crimes. We as humans think we are grand, that nothing will eliminate our species. That’s where we are all wrong. We are our own desolation.
Children’s and YA books are about being brave and kind, about learning wisdom and love, about that journey into and through maturity that we all keep starting, and starting again, no matter how old we get. I think that’s why so many adults read YA: we’re never done coming of age.
Betsy Cornwell, interview in Uncommon YA (via betsycornwell)