But we both knew that the one way, if you are born to a family without money, is to prove yourself smart enough and pleasant enough and eager enough to convince the gatekeepers to let you in, and then, once you’re there, to try with all your might to convince them to keep you.
A custom illustration by Longreads Art Director Kjell Reigstad for the Kirstin Valdez Quade story “Youth from Every Quarter.”
- 12″ by 18″ poster printed on durable, archival matte paper
- Lightweight, Alder, semi-hardwood frame. 0.75″ thick
- Acrylite front protector
- Hanging hardware included
- Made in the USA