From Jada Bradley:
As a child, I frequented libraries that had rather old books. I remember my elementary school library had timeworn copies of the Madeline books and that one of my neighborhood libraries had old books by Lois Lenski, older versions of the Amelia Bedelia books, and the All-of-a-Kind Family books by Sydney Taylor. New books did trickle in, but the mainstays of these libraries were aged. There is a lot that could be said about the lack of library funding, but as I got older I didn’t feel deprived; I thought that I had the advantage of reading some great classic books. When I had access to newer books, I read them with a sense of appreciation for how children’s books had changed over time.
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