Mary Wiltenburg, for the Pulitzer Center
Dear Bill and Igey,
When we first met, I wondered if you would grow up to read these stories. Your teachers were worried about you learning to read, and neither of you had really seen the Internet, so it seemed like it would be a long time before that happened.
But this year, you surprised everyone. Suddenly, your parents weren't the only ones who realized how smart and funny you are. Your teachers could see it. Your friends could see it. People following these stories saw it and cared about you from across the world. And you boys not only started reading – you started going online, then on friends' Facebook pages. I know now that you will see all of this much sooner than I imagined.
So as this project ends today, I want to tell you...