We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Rex Ogle! Rex writes to us about growing up poor, how he landed his dream job as an editor, and why it’s so important to treat everyone kindly—no matter what their background might be.
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Rex Ogle was born and raised mostly in Texas. He says, “I was one of the poorest kids at a school for the children of the wealthy. I was on the subsidized lunch program, and mocked endlessly. This is my middle school experience, but I think it’s an important story to tell.” A former children’s book editor in New York City, Rex and his partner now enjoy much nicer weather in the Los Angeles area.