Recently I went to a reading by my brother at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and tagged along to dinner with him and the other presenting authors. We got into a discussion of what it means to be cool – everyone had a slightly different definition but, in general, it was agreed that someone cool has a coveted confidence, style, air, and/or outlook that sets them apart from a group.
Tag: middle school
The other night my friend Kathryn (“Mrs. L”), a middle school Language Arts teacher in California, texted me to ask if I could recommend a good book for her to read aloud to her class. I excitedly responded to her text with an extremely long and probably overwhelming email full of suggestions.
The last time I was volunteering at a book giveaway, where we let each child in the school pick out a new, free book to take home, I had several middle school aged boys say to me “There’s nothing here I want.” Or “I don’t see anything I like.” It’s times like that I try not to deflate like a balloon.