January 3, 2011
One of my favorite quotes is from Cynthia Rylant. I keep the words in mind as I read to an audience whether it is a room full of teachers, a class of students, a child snuggled on my lap…
Read to them. Take their breath away. Read with the same feeling in your throat as when you first see the ocean after driving hours and hours to get there. Close the final page of the book with the same reverence you feel when you kiss your sleeping child at night. Be quiet. Don’t talk the experience to death. Shut up and let these kids feel and think. Teach your children to be moved.