I don’t know why I’m so bummed about it this time. Maybe I relished the challenge of approaching a controversial topic in a way that builds bridges rather than walls.
With the rescinding of Ellen Hopkins’ key to the Teen Lit Festival in Humble, Texas, some lively writer-chat has been taking place. Deemed too controversial AFTER she was asked to keynote,
I’ve heard it. I work with kids: “But I like my story the way it is. I don’t want to change it!” (And to tell you the truth,
From the New Day Africa website www.newdayafrica.org
What a delightful time we had yesterday at our Valentine Party for New Day Africa,
I’m having a blast with the students and parents of the Snohomish PPP where I’m doing a two-part workshop.