Saturday Creativity Quote — on book banning

Leslie's booksehlf
Leslie’s bookshelf

“If books weren’t powerful, they wouldn’t be removed. … Books are hot objects. They belong on shelves. They belong in people’s hands,” says novelist Meg Wolitzer, who has little sympathy for the idea that people need to be protected from books. “Reading things that you’re not ready for,” she said, “gets you ready for things in the world.”

— novelist Meg Wolitzer (Washington Post book newsletter, 5/26/23)

May your words be powerful and true. May they help people see and prepare for “things in the world.”