Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Great Quote

Lifted straight out of today's Shelf Awareness, a few thoughts from author and publisher Siobhán Parkinson, who has been named Ireland's first children's laureate:


"I believe that children's literature lays the foundations of the imaginative life of a people, and that every child deserves to have access to a reading haven.... Literature plays a unique role in helping us to interrogate who we are as a society; it has the power to make us understand what it means to be human, and it offers us that most subversive of things--pleasure."

Full article in the Guardian (where the quote comes from) here.