Saturday, September 29, 2018Subscriber update

Review: Jane Katch on Mr. Rogers

Jane Katch, author of two books on violence in the imaginative lives of children, considers the recent book and film about Mr. Rogers. In this time of anxiety, anger, and fear of change, Mr. Rogers returns when we seem to need him most, just as he did every morning during the year my daughter was three years old and was afraid of sirens. We lived a few blocks from a Chicago fire station and several times a day I might see her body turn rigid just before the sound of the siren reached my own consciousness. But Mr. Rogers not only liked her just the way she was; he also reminded her each day that she could use her imagination to turn fears into creative energy.