For the American Dream.
For children who wouldn’t be who they are without her books. I know that Weetzie Bat helped me in high school, and I know that Violet & Claire got me through a break up in college.
“She wished she had a little yellow house of her own, with a flower box full of real flowers and herbs – pansies and rosemary – and a sweet lover who would swing dance with her in the evenings and cook pasta and read poetry aloud.”
― Francesca Lia Block, Violet & Claire
For those of us who believe in the Occupy Movement, if not all the tactics, at least the belief that the world should be a better place. By helping one person (who has helped so many of us though her books), you help us all.
And finally, for the simple irony that a bank called Bank Of America can do so much to hurt the American people.