Fifty Years of Wonder from ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

A Wrinkle in TimeIn September 1962—fifty years ago this month—my third-grade class filed into the school library in search of adventure. I found mine almost immediately—a book called A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. In my new opinion piece at, I recall the profound impact this one book had on my life and career. I hope you’ll read it and let me know what you think. —Jim Denney

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  1. Hi Jim! I love your new blog and I read your WRINKLE IN TIME article. It makes me realize how we never know how a book can change a child’s life. Very powerful. No wonder why I feel so much pressure in my writing! Ha!

  2. So true, Michelle! I once had a young reader email me and say, “I liked the first two books a lot. Have you ever built a time machine like Max did?” I laughed, but I was also struck by a sense of the awesome responsibility I have when I write for kids. Children take these stories very seriously, so I’d better take my responsibility as an author seriously as well! —JD


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