Why I teach, episode #572: Last week in my classroom...
Tuesday: This student (pictured) says, "Mrs. Yusko, I just don't think I'm going to be able to find books to read for your class. I'm bad at reading." However, she does agree to try a book I suggest (Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova). Wednesday: Same student "sneaks" the second book in the series (Brave) out the door.
Friday: Same student STAYS AFTER SCHOOL, hugs both books to her chest and tells me how much she LOVED them. "Mrs. Yusko, I cried when I read Brave. Jensen is so much like me...everything he went through, I feel too. You mentioned there's a 3rd book? Do you think I can order it from Amazon? Thank you so much for letting me borrow these books!"
My work here is done. 😍📚 (FYI: book #3 is Crush and is published 10/30/18).