Madeleine L'Engle, the author of a popular children's novel, A Wrinkle in Time, died September 6. The Washington Post and the New York Times both wrote beautiful obituaries for her.
A Wrinkle in Time along with much of the rest of her Time Quartet series fed my early intellectual life. A Wrinkle was required reading in my elementary school, and it is one of the first required reading books I remember connecting with. L'Engle put great care into the main character Meg Murray, who was brainy but socially awkward, and totally a hero.
Madeleine, we'll miss you.