Well, I didn’t receive the participation response I was hoping for, but I’m still going to post today. If you’d like to contribute, answer these questions on your blog or social media and leave me a link in the comments… And please, stick around to check the “support a teacher” giveaway at the end.
Did a teacher ever introduce you to a book; which one(s)?
I had a teacher suggest I read some of Toni Morrison when I was in high school, but I was going through a Maya Angelou phase at the time.
What was your favorite book(s) as a kid?
I loved all things Peter Pan, but only ever found the Peter and Wendy book. I did, however, read quite a few Beverly Cleary books; mostly Ramona stories.
Who was your favorite teacher at any point in your youth; why?
I didn’t remember having a favorite teacher until I thought of my introductory years studying Spanish. I’m kicking myself that I can’t remember her name right now. She later became a principal.
What popular book have you never read and or faked reading?
I never read one Harry Potter book. They’re on my list, but not very high. With the release of all the films, the urgency to read the story just isn’t there for me.
Did you ever do any creative projects in school based on a book; what?
I once did an art project where I had to represent the story of a book visually. I chose to do a picture box about The Secret Garden.
What book(s) has had the greatest influence in your adult life?
Aside from The Bible, oddly enough, Peter and Wendy is a major influence in my adult life in too many ways for me to break down now. Mostly it’s the reason I started writing as a child, even though I lost my way for a while as an adult.
What words or advice from a teacher has had the greatest influence in your adult life?
I once had a teacher tell me I was wasting my time taking a particular class. Luckily for me, I ignored her. She taught me that even the people who are meant to guide us to greatness can lead us down the wrong path. My confidence in myself boosted when I aced that class and it didn’t affect my other classes.
What book have you read as an adult that you wish you’d read as a child or teen?
I totally wish I read Ender’s game as a teen. It would have been so impactful at that time in my life when I felt like my youth somehow hindered me.
If you were a teacher, what book would you recommend to a student and why?
I think all high school students should read Fahrenheit 451. For all the good, bad, universal, and outdated issues it has; any young adult struggling to appreciate the life they have and or figuring out how to think for themselves, that book will at least set them on the right path.
What would you write about or have you written about in a children’s book?
I’ve currently written stories that teach kids about needs and wants and changes. I hope to write more books down the road that teach other tough concepts.
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