I grew up blessed.
Blessed with a family full of readers.
Blessed with teachers who supported and encouraged me.
Blessed both my own personal what-to-read-next advisor and access to all the books I could want.
In honor of teacher appreciation week:
Here’s to Ms. Quesinberry, my long-term substitute teacher in 2nd grade–who was there when I got moved to the accelerated reading group and helped foster my love of reading.
Here’s to Ms. Firesheets, my elementary school librarian, who introduced me to so many books, taught me how to use a card catalog (the year before we went electronic), and made the library into a second home.
Here’s to Ms. Haney, my 4th-grade teacher, who, one day after she took away 2 books, and Ipulled out a 3rd during class, had me empty both my desk and my locker and return some to the library. There were 7.
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