Monday, May 6, 2013
Just as Long as We're Together
Today I had a "this is why I teach" moment. On Wednesday last week, I recommended "Just as Long as We're Together" by Judy Blume to a student. I know that Judy Blume's books can sometimes be taboo (I just finished reading Forever and informed my fourth grade students that they were not allowed to read it until they were 40,) but I felt that she would really connect to the book. She acted like I gave her a million dollars! All she did this weekend was read and came to school full of comments and wanted to talk about it all morning, even in the middle of math!
Once we had a chance to actually talk about it, she told me that she really felt like this book touched her and she wanted her own copy. She promised me that she would read it again when she got older. She felt that she could connect to the characters and that it may prepare her for things to come.
I have gone ahead and arranged for her to have her own copy. I love these moments when kids get excited and find their own *heart flutter*
What book made a difference in your life, either as a child or as an adult?