Maplewood Ideas Festival Maplewood, NJ 7pm, Thursday, March 15 A conversation at the Maplewood Memorial Library with my editor, Joy Peskin, about children’s book publishing and If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say. PEN World Voices Festival New York, NY Saturday, April 21 A youth activism workshop for The Little Book of Little Activists. McNally Jackson New York, NY 6PM, Sunday, April 29 NYC launch party for If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say.
1. What’s your job, exactly? You’re always entering the subway station just as I’m coming out of it, at around 9:30 a.m. So I’d guess you don’t have to be at work until 10, or maybe even later, depending where your office is. (I’m assuming you work in an office.) I don’t know how far you take the subway since I’ve never followed you.
I am a big believer in New Years resolutions. I am also into birthday resolutions, Rosh Hashana resolutions, and summer resolutions: basically I will take any opportunity to try to be a better person. For 2008 I resolved to get more sleep. For 2009 I resolved to make my writing more of a priority. For 2011 I resolved to get in shape. For 2012 I resolved to be more charitable. For 2013 I resolved to cook for myself. For 2014 I resolved to do something about my anxiety.
To quote the book: "The President sank his head into his hands. For the first time during his term in office, he was afraid. This wasn’t grown men and women. It wasn’t an army of guns and tanks. It was children, a thousand children. And they were the most dangerous army of all."
To explain, this is a piece I wrote for @BookRiot about THE FRAGILE FLAG after last year's Women's March, and it was relevant then, but it's even more relevant now. We need kids more than ever. I am grateful that we have them.
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