“The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.” ~ by Elizabeth Hardwick
I developed a love for reading as a young child. The characters in the various books became my friends and together we had many adventures. I visited far away places and learned about many different cultures from the past and present. Reading instilled in me a strong desire to travel the world.
“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of trueeducation.” ~ by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In honor of African-American History Month
I’d like to feature two favorite authors.
I, Too ~ by Langston Hughes 1902–1967
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”