Quote: On Childhood Reading

I love quotes, especially the ones that make me think or reflect in a way that I haven’t before. I also love the ones that remind of why I do the work I do, parent the way I do, or work the way that I do. I’m going to start sharing some of my favorites here.

Here is the inaugural quote post:

“The books you read as a child brought you sights you hadn’t seen yourself, scents you hadn’t smelled, sounds you hadn’t heard. They introduced you to people you hadn’t met, and helped you to sample ways of being that would never have occurred to you. And the result was, if not an “intellectual and rational being,” then somebody who was enriched by the knowledge that their own particular life only occupied on little space in a much bigger world of possibilities.” – Francis Spufford, The Child That Books Built, p.10

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