I am remembering the intelligent, kind, pensive, thoughtful, quiet actor, beautiful, wonderful Bill Teale. I knew him first as a smart leader in the field of literacy education, later as a fellow mascot to the 2002 Newbery Committee (we both were connected to members of that legendary group and so allowed to hang around:), then as a trailblazer in educational technology who invited me to present with him, as one who so loved his wife Junko, and of his sense of fun. My sympathies to his family, friends, colleagues, and all who knew this very special man.
I spent many delightful times with Bill over the years. The photos below are of a favorite memory. During the 2012 IBBY Congress in London, Junko, Bill, Claudia Söffner, and I entered the Victoria and Albert via a back entrance and came across these spinning chairs. May you spin in joy, Bill.