This week's post is written by longtime partner-in-crime and regular #WeirdEd co-moderator Shawna Briseno.
Books are my life. Have been for as long as I can remember. Actually the written word in any form. As a somewhat shy child I would lose myself in the stories I surrounded myself with. Now that I’m older but not necessarily wiser, it still holds true. They are my escape, my opportunity to imagine myself in another world and another life. And as a teacher? I’m constantly searching for books I can share with my kids. I want books that will make them laugh as well as make them cry. I want books that will teach them life lessons and let them walk in another person’s shoes. And even though I have my own personal list of tried and true favorites, I’m always on the lookout for new ones to add to my collection. So let’s help each other out. What books do you like to share with your kids? What books do you go to when you want to impart words of wisdom? Because stories are magic. And who doesn’t need a little, or a lot, of magic in their lives?