"Stories made me what I am today... I was brought up by a community of storytellers."
"We need to build a culture of reading. Children need to read more than just text books; they need to go beyond their readers."
"I find young people far more fascinating than adults. They’re fearless and resilient, and can bounce back from anything."
"Read, not only to dream, but to see the world, to experience the world of others and to open your eyes to a new way of looking at your world."
"I love how books, their stories and illustrations inspire us to share and tell each other stories, whether these are based on reality or fiction."