“This world can make us feel boxed in at times, let alone the giant box of a pandemic time.

But even before the plague of 2020 hit, we have all faced circumstances and trials that made us feel repressed, misunderstood, and even forsaken.

Walls that closed us in no matter how hard we tried to move them.

I recently had the privilege of meeting the Newberry-award-winning author of one of my newest favorite books, Paperboy.

In this courageously honest and inspiring story, Vawter reveals a personal wall through the eyes of his eleven-year-old self: a stutter that was once so severe that for years single letter sounds tripped him up on a regular basis…”

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