It was written by Kylene Beers, who is an author for Heinemann and a past president of NCTE. The writing is exquisite and very moving. You might want to take some time to read the comments, too. This is a great post to read as school is beginning, but its also a treasure to tuck away for a time that you need a reminder of the influence you have over the life of each and every child that you are privileged to teach.
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