Making Hearts Large Through Story: Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Acceptance Speech
“This, I believe, is the work of stories, bookmaking, art. It is the work that we are all–writers, illustrators, librarians, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers–engaged in. We have been given the sacred task of making hearts large through story. We are working to make hearts that are capable of containing much joy and much sorrow, hearts capacious enough to contain the complexities and mysteries and contradictions of ourselves and of each other.
We are working to make hearts that know how to love this world.”