Madeleine L'Engle steps through A Wrinkle in Time

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Susan Wagner picked A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle as a favorite of hers back on Read Across America day, and I'm sure a lot of folks remember that and many of L'Engle's other books as favorites. The sad news is that Madeleine L'Engle passed away last Thursday. She was eighty-eight years old.

Despite being best known for Wrinkle, she never considered herself a children's author. "I never write for any age group in mind," she said. "When you underestimate your audience, you're cutting yourself off from your best work." Wrinkle won the Newbery Medal for best American children's book in 1963; in 2004 she was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Bush.

She will be missed, even as her stories live on to delight ever new generations of children.
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