Tag Archives: Brooke Smith

March 12

Be a Keeper of Wild Words by Brooke Smith

Dear Reader, Several years ago, I learned that the Oxford Junior Dictionary had decided to remove over 100 natural words from its pages—my namesake, “brook,” being one of them. The editors no longer felt the words had relevance for today’s children. At first I was angry, then disillusioned, and ultimately very sad. But the power […]