May I state what should be obvious to all? School librarians are among the most committed, passionate, and important people on earth! I’m especially grateful to the American Association of School Librarians and the individual librarians who attended my workshop in Louisville on Using Picture Books to Spark Civic Action for your efforts to deepen our children’s empathy, confidence to take action, and skills to know how. You are at the front line of incubating civic skills in schools. I can’t thank you enough for caring about our kids, for exposing them to windows and mirrors, and for going the extra mile to build a society of compassionate civic engagement — now and in the future.