For the picture book/children’s book/YA writers in the audience

From kmessner: “What Happened to Your Book Today,” a poem for after the ALA Awards:

Somewhere, a child laughed
on that page where you made a joke.
Somewhere, she wiped away a tear,
Just when you thought she might.

Somewhere, your book was passed
from one hand to another in a hallway
busy with clanging lockers,
with whispered words,
“You have got to read this …

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