Buckets of tears

According to Publishers Weekly, HarperCollins Children’s Books plans to publish Neil Gaiman's poem What You Need to Be Warm as a picture book featuring illustrations by 13 well-known children's artists. Gaiman wrote the poem after asking his Twitter followers, “What reminds you of warmth?”
"Sourcing material from the responses, Gaiman composed a poem in aid of the UNHCR’s 2019 winter appeal, which has now been transformed into a picture book. 'What You Need to Be Warm' explores flight from conflict by spotlighting the objects and memories that offer hope during trying times."
I can usually take or leave Gaiman's stuff, but as the child of an immigrant I can't even skim the last few stanzas of that poem without tears sprouting out of my eyes like a sprinkler. The book will be released in the U.S. on Halloween.
Posted by: Julianka


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