Imagine a world where every child is valued. As a librarian for the last decade, I’ve been inviting children to imagine a world where peace and justice, creativity and compassion flourish. If you’re a parent, teacher or librarian, you have myriad opportunities to nourish hope, imagination and empathy in the hearts and minds of children. Open a book and spark a sense of wonder and optimism in a child — and in yourself. This blog is a tribute to the power of words to transform the world. I hope you’ll join me.