Photograph (©) by Brenda McKean.
is the power of written language. When one learns to read, the
first and most profound effect is that one becomes suddenly a
part of the global conversation – able to tell one’s own story,
and to learn from the stories of others whom we will never meet.
These stories provide windows into the worlds that would
otherwise vanish with the deaths of their authors.”
From Dr. Naomi A. Schoenfeld’s Address at the Academic
Convocation, September 7, 2010