Thank you Two Writing Teachers for creating this space for me to share my corner of the world.
I received this text the other evening from a 6th grade teacher on my team.
We are on spring break, and I was trying to understand why he would be "danging" me. It took me a few minutes, and then the lightbulb came on. I was smiling as I texted back.
"Are you reading???"
And he replies with a quote from the book.
"'I didn't jump ship da man says'...And I am reading this in public."
"I told you it was good."
"My face is red
and while the game is bad
This is making me so
I start laughing. Before spring break I quietly slipped a copy of The Crossover on his desk and said, "You really need to read this book. Spring break would be the perfect time. It is short, and it won't take you long to read it. And you will love it!"
I have been trying to get him to read this book since I read it last year. Students who have read the book have told him the same thing. He is our high school girls' basketball coach and loves to write poetry..or should I say make up rhymes. (See the above text!) I knew he would love this book.
And he did!