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As John Donne observed, "... more than kisses, letters mingle souls...", and these letters from life-long educator, artist and pioneer feminist Kizzie Payton to her four granddaughters are a testament to this truth. In twelve monthly letters spanning the year of 2012, she shares with her beloved girls her experiences, her wisdom and her indominatable spirit. In an age of tweets and soundbites this book reminds us of the pleasure and the treasure that letters can be, and the excerpts from her granddaughers' replies included here make it evident that she is passing on this virtue to another generation. The book is enlivened with her delightful minature paintings, including the cover art, as well as photographs of her granddaughters.