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Ruth Hill Viguers

  • If we give our children books in childhood that will help to free their minds, hearts and imaginations, and in adolescence books that give not only vicarious experience, but new vistas; if we see that they are equipped with the knowledge that will give them access to the feast, then we will have done our part to make them the kind of people who, no matter what crises they face, what minor prisons they may know, will emerge 'much less sad, perhaps a little wiser and full of hope.'

  • Children are not born knowing the many opportunities that are theirs for the taking. Someone who does know must tell them.

    • Ruth Hill Viguers,
    • in Joan Peterson, "Ruth Hill Viguers," The Horn Book ()

Ruth Hill Viguers, U.S. children's librarian, writer, editor

(1903 - 1971)