Friday, September 25, 2009
On Gary Paulsen - That Other Boy
I showed this video to my eighth graders. I cry whenever I watch this. I know students just like him. Yesterday, I showed this video, and I said to the kids;
"Hey life is tough. So read. Time passes. Life gets better. I promise. If Gary Paulsen can do it, so can you."
I always remember how a librarian saved Paulsen's life. It breaks my heart to know that one person can change someone's life. In this case that someone was Gary Paulsen. Who inspires some of those kids just like him in Northern Minnesota. Those kids just like him, those other kids, keep going to his books in our school library.