Japanese mountain potatoes known as taros are rough and dirty when harvested, but when they are placed in a basin of running water together and rolled against each other, the skin peels away, leaving the potatoes clean and ready for cooking. Similarly, the only way for us to hone and polish our character is through our interactions with others.

Stories of Hope

Opening the Door to a World of Dreams, Hope and Magic

Brian Wildsmith

Through his illustrations of children’s books—likened to “sunlight streaming from the page”—Brian Wildsmith has long striven to awaken the creativity of young readers.