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Stephanie
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Penny,

Welcome- glad you're here! I have to agree with you and Anna regarding those Sesame St segments - they are magical. I remember being delighted with them myself as a 4 year old, when Sesame St was brand new. Now you know how old I am!

I hope you enjoy the online B&N Book Club experience - I think it's exceptional. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Stephanie
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Hi this is Janet from Central, Florida.
I am late joining the group.
I read "Rise and Shine" when it first came out. Our library system has a lease program for new releases, so it is usually easy to pick up a copy of whatever has just come out.
This is the first book I have read by Anna Quindlen, but I see that I have 2 others on my must read list, "Object Lessons" and "Black and Blue."
A couple of years ago, I discovered these Barnes and Noble online reading groups and I really enjoy them. I especially like the groups with author participation. Often, knowing that the author will participate in the discussion group is enough to entice me to try a new author. To me, that is such a treat to be able to interact with the author, ask questions, etc.

Janet
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LaurenKondrat wrote:
I am still a newby (I just finished my second year), so I don't think I have changed the world just yet...maybe a few individuals here and there, but that's a start, right? I am working on it though. Thanks for the support!




Hi Lauren,

This is Janet. Never underestimate the impact that you have on your students. I used to teach nursing in a community college.
Students would often tell me about how something I said made an impact on them. Typically, I had no memory of saying whatever they remembered, but it sounded like something I would have likely said. (LOL)

From another perspective, my teenage daughter just graduated from high school. She could very quickly tell you that her favorite teacher was her third grade teacher, an avid reader and an inspiration to her as she dreamed of growing up to be an author.
That 3rd grade teacher was also a newby. She had an incredible classroom library and she encouraged her students to attend a local author's book signing. Knowing my duaghter's dream, she also put her in contact via e mail with her mother-in-law who had published children's novels. That was a pretty thrilling experience for an 8 year old girl.

Janet
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