Dear Hernandez

education, photography

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”- Muriel Rukeyser

Dear Hernandez,

One of my favorite moments so far this year happened on Friday, as you dashed out of my classroom for Spring Break.

“Miss, can I borrow a few books to read next week? I just really can’t stop thinking about Kira and Matty, and I was wondering if maybe I could borrow the whole series…”

Do you remember the little boy who hated reading? The boy who despised being called on to read aloud in front of the entire class?

Can you believe he’s grown into a young man who wants to spend his Spring Break reading an entire book series?

Your passion for reading has reignited mine. Thank you for reminding me of the glorious feeling of being wrapped up tightly in the lives of fictional characters that are nothing and yet everything like our own.

Enjoy The Giver series. Yes, I actually want you to read for the fun of it! Don’t stress over vocabulary and plot development. Soak in the beauty of the words etched onto the page. Immerse yourself in a foreign land and time, allowing Jonas, Kira and Matty to lead you on a journey.

I can’t wait to sit down with you next week and discuss the parts that made us laugh, cry and wonder about the wide world all around us.

All my love,

Ms. Jackson

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