Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Fourth -Independence Day !

Happy Independence Day to the Paperwaiters and all our children's writers. I'm thinking of the incredible gifts that are ours as writers here on July Fourth when we celebrate liberty and freedom. As writers we celebrate freedom of speech especially, and thus to bring the best literature to children too.

We forget sometimes how we got here...and the Fourth helps to remind us

"Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..."                                                   
                           First Amendment- Bill of Rights

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter."
                         George Washington

"Where the press is free and everyman able to read, all is safe."
                         Thomas Jefferson

Happy Fourth and Happy Writing!


  1. Great quotes, I especially like the last one.

  2. The hard part is free speech also belongs to those you don't agree with!

  3. I truly appreciate those writers who take a chance -- who have the courage to tackle the difficult subjects. Who write the books that get banned.