Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Yesterday, I visited Martin Luther King Elementary Magnet School in Little Rock, where I spoke about the importance of reading. I also read my children's books, and told one of my favorite African Tales, 'The Dancing Granny.'
I haven't done a school visit in a very long time, and forgot just how much I enjoy impressing upon kids the joy, and power of reading. When I shared that I've sat with a council of animals including a lion, monkey, and python, and lived in a WalMart for 6 weeks, I got a few strange looks. After explaining I did those things by reading books... their mouths were open, and I got a few side eyes. One little girl said she was going home, and taking a trip with a book that evening.
One my drive home, I started thinking about the last book I read. I'm over due a good book, any suggestions?