A large plush panda with picture books propped up against it.
A white woman with dark blonde hair smiling at the camera.
A white woman in glasses with brown hair, smiling at the camera.

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“Stories were different, though:

they came alive in the telling.

Without a human voice to read them aloud,

or a pair of wide eyes following them

by flashlight beneath a blanket,

they had no real existence

in our world.”