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  Today is the birthday of Madeleine L’Engle… She would have been 95 today.

I recently discovered this new ebook containing an essay of hers on children’s literature…

Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

“Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?” is Madeleine L’Engle’s spirited defense of the responsibility of children’s literature to confront difficult questions, as she did in all her work, particularly her masterpiece A Wrinkle in Time. This e-book contains the text of her famous speech as well as her introduction to the twenty-fifth anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time and a facsimile of a chapter from the original manuscript with Madeleine’s notations.

This ebook is essential reading for fans of Madeleine’s work!!!
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For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.”
– Novelist and Nobel Prize Winner, Isaac Bashevis Singer,
Born on this day 1902

Isaac Bashevis Singer [Happy Birthday]


George Orwell

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Happy Birthday to poet Anna Akhmatova, born on this day 1889.

From the collection:

Anna Akhmatova
(Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets).

Hardback: Everyman’s Library, 2006
Buy now:  [ Amazon

*** Other Books by Anna Akhmatova

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