Letter From Your Editors
Hello World Books!
Last week I wrote you from a mattress, this week I write you from my mother's kitchen table, which is also doubling as "my office." This is probably how Anna Wintour runs Vogue. Here are the team's Summer Looks!
1st row L to R: Lydia, Yvonne, Laura M, Mey, Heather2nd row L to R: Maddie, Hannah, Gabby, Ali, Rachel3rd row L to R: Carmen, Raquel, Carolyn, KaeLyn, Robin4th row L to R: Aja, Riese, Beth, Stef, Chelsey5th row L to R: Alex, Laneia, Audrey, Brittani, Nikki
So, I was out of town for a huge portion of July and now I'm in Michigan, which has really got me thinking about how pretty much all news media comes to you from a very limited number of cities — major national publications tend to be headquartered in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC or, occasionally, Chicago or Portland. Most cities and many towns are home to incredible local publications with national or international readerships, but publications with...
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