Why Should Kids Read Obituaries?

 

Rather than being about the death of a person, an obituary is about bringing the person back to life through storytelling.

Preparing for Death Newspaper-Style with the Washington Post Obituaries Desk, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

 

Then, at last, the obituaries… Stimulants to sweet memories of better times, to philosophical reflection, to discovery of life’s astonishing richness, variety, comedy, sadness, of the diverse infinitude of human imaginations it takes to make this world.

The Last Word: The New York Times Book of Obituaries and Farewells

 

The joy of the job is capturing for posterity some little-known, or half-forgotten, figure who has made a hitherto undervalued contribution to some aspect of our times.

The Daily Telegraph Book of Obituaries: A Celebration of Eccentric Lives

 

Obituaries provide character education with real characters.

Obituaries Teach Life’s Lessons, Boston Herald

 

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