The kind of girl who likes L’Engle

This week’s New Yorker offers up a profile of Madeleine L’Engle that’s only available in the print issue. Jennifer has the scoop:

Zarin points out in the New Yorker profile that L’Engle refuses to distinguish between literature for children and adults, and this may be the key to what endears her to children — she refuses to talk down or pander. In fact, I largely credit A Wrinkle in Time for teaching me to think philosophically.