Alexander Chee’s Lovely Letter to Children About How Books Save Us - Books can be so many things to so many people

Posted on: Sat, 2019-06-15 - 19:46 By: admin

“A book to me is like a friend, a shelter, advice, an argument with someone who cares enough to argue with me for a better answer than the one we both already have.”

Chee tells the story of the singular role books played in his self-creation in his lovely contribution to A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (public library) — a labor of love eight years in the making, comprising 121 illustrated letters to children about why we read and how books transform us from some of the most inspiring humans in our world: artists, writers, scientists, musicians, entrepreneurs, philosophers.

Despite 3D and VR movies and TV, books invoke more of one's own more powerful imagination which can be perceived more vividly than any movie. I believe we all have this potential within us and we can either choose to unlock it from within or we can live in ignorance in the here-and-now...

See #^https://www.brainpickings.org/2019/06/11/alexander-chee-a-velocity-of-being-letter/

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“A book to me is like a friend, a shelter, advice, an argument with someone who cares enough to argue with me for a better answer than the one we both already have.”

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