We’ve just moved–third time in five years. I’m exhausted, and I don’t know where anything is!
Since I read so many books, I largely rely on library books (and novels are usually on Kindle) to feed my habit. But there are still those owned, physical books that must come with me. They’re old friends. A few have been with me since I was a kid. A couple were gifts from my teachers. Others I met through reading to our daughters. Some found me through much loved writer friends. And still others inspired me to become a writer myself. The books in my studio cheer me on. They knew me when…and they know me now.
They might be in disguise as words and pictures and paper. But books are friends who see me through tough days and steadfastly wait for me. They give me comfort and familiarity when life is disrupted.
Thank you, teachers and librarians, for all you do to help kids find support and friendship in books.
[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]