By Frederic Reamer
Providence, RI – How often have you uttered the phrase, "out of the mouths of babes," or some such sentiment about the remarkable wisdom that children often display? Haven't all of us had moments when we've been stunned by children's stunning insights about the workings of the world and about the people in their lives? Jim Stahl shares his insights about listening to children.
For fifteen years, Rhode Islander Jim Stahl published the classroom magazine Merlyn's Pen: Fiction, Essays, and Poems by American's Teens. At the website Merlyn's Pen, Stahl now directs the Merlyn's Pen New Library of Young Adult Writing, which is a literary resource for teachers, librarians, and teens that showcases student-written works first published in Merlyn's Pen magazine