Since I posted the link on this blog, the Village Library project has acquired $640 in donations. I could NOT be happier about this. I can’t see the list of donors until the grant is fully funded, but I’m assuming that people who read this (and I know a lot of my readers are also my friends) are almost entirely responsible for this unprecedentedly awesome progress–so THANK YOU. Emir, whose pictures I cannot resist posting, also thanks you. Keep spreading the word: if the grant is fully funded by the time I go home for Christmas, I can handle all the details of shipping during my visit and have the library up and running within weeks of my return.
I can’t wait to have my students write book reports, the best (or worst) of which I will surely be posting here. My attempts at having them write more/more creatively have resulted in amazing sentences such as “If I had a million dollars, I would certainly not become a drug dealer” and “If I met Barack Obama, I would ask him if he has ever danced with wolves.” I don’t even know what they’ll do when we collectively blow their minds with Where the Wild Things Are.