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Dear Highlights

– What Adults Can Learn from 75 Years of Letters and Conversations with Kids?

Once I started reading, I could not put it down. The real letters from real children over the span of 75 years are all real gems.

This amazing book was put together by the editor-in-chief of Highlights for Children, Christine French Cully.

As promised on the back of the book, “From the timeless, everyday concerns of friendship, family, school, to the deeper issues of identity, sexuality, divorce, and grief, here is a unique time capsule of American childhood in the voices–and the very handwriting–of children themselves.”

The book captures a child’s-eye view of some of the most important events of the past 75 years: the COVID-19 pandemic, 9/11, the Challenger Disaster, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Cully’s insightful narrative becomes a call to action for adults to lean in and listen to children, to make sure our kids know that they matter and what they think matters, and to assure them that they have the power to become people who change the world.

Ms. French Cully has been dedicated to helping raise curious, creative, caring, and confident children, and promoting Highlights’ belief that children are the most important people on earth. We could not agree more!

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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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