I am deeply saddened to hear of David's passing. We were colleagues at Scholastic Update magazine in the 1990s. David was a great journalist and one of the most talented writers I've ever worked with or read. I will remember him for his passion and dedication to improving the lives of young people and for his curiosity, compassion and caring about the people and places he wrote about. David truly made a difference.
My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.