We’re looking for essays about your favorite books from childhood. How did they impact you? What did you learn from them? Did they teach you how to forge your heros, or even just how to make a proper pillow fort? We want to hear about it.

It’s best if you talk about a book that made a direct impact on you as a kid (14 years old and under); but if you’re a children’s librarian, a teacher, or a parent, and you have direct experience with a book that’s made a strong positive impact on a kid, we’d love to hear about that too.

Please keep essays short (around 1000 words or less) — and include an author bio!


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