Jane Jacobs continues to engage and delight even as we near what would have been her 100th birthday on May 4, 2016. A third-grader out of Clemson, SC, also and aptly named Jane, was assigned a book report and chose Genius of Common Sense. Below is her lovely report, which was sent to the author, Glenna Lang, and is a wonderful tribute in the spirit of Jacobs herself. Young Jane’s report shows that Jacobs resonates with a new generation of readers and that her passion is timeless.
To learn more about Jane Jacobs, see the “whole Jane catalog” and find a list of events to celebrate her 100th birthday, visit the Center for the Living City’s website!