The Slice of Life Challenge was created by the people over at the blog Two Writing Teachers. The challenge is to write about some part of your day and share it each Tuesday.
I am late getting started on this post as it is after 9:00, but I didn't do it last week and I didn't want to skip again.
Over the past week I have been sharing books that were on the award lists. One of the lists I explain is the Corretta Scott King award. When I shared the topic of Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty with students they were touched. If you haven't read it yet, I would highly recommend it. You can also see the Daniel Beaty perform the poem the book is based on here:
Some students were moved because they had never thought about what it might be like to wake up and have a parent missing. Some because they know all too well.