You choose the quotation from one of the writers or reformers from early 19th century America, you illuminate or illustrate it, make it pretty, and you get points! What could be nicer???
It’s your chance to add to the decor around my room!
Only– just don’t forget to do it.
So it can be a transcendentalist (even one not mentioned in your book) or a poet or an educator or an abolitionist or even a reformer….
But, please, maybe not George Fitzhugh. Or Nat Turner. Yech.