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Letters from Students

By Carolinearnoldtravel @CarolineSArnold
I always love receiving letters from students, especially in response to an author visit. Last February I visited third and fourth grade students in Elizabeth Williams’ class at Esperanza School near downtown Los Angeles. I recently received the letters they had begun after my visit, but didn’t finish because school was closed for the pandemic. I’d like to share a few of their comments. It is always so gratifying to find out how much the students learn from my visit. I hope that it won’t be too long before children are back in school and it will be possible to do author visits again.
“Thank you so much for coming to tell us a little bit about you. Something that I liked about you is that even when you were a little girl you liked to write.”
“You taught us lots of stuff that we didn’t know about. You showed us how big a California Condor’s wingspan is.”
“One day I want to be like you. I am an artistic kid. You inspired me so much. Thanks for the inspiration!”
“You showed me a lot of facts and surprised me with how many books you made.”
“I liked the book that you wrote All About Birds.”
“When I grow up I may want to be like you.”
“Thank you for coming. You took some time out of your schedule to come here. Not everyone is like you. Some people are too busy to visit us.”
“Thank you for telling us about global warming.”
“We are delighted and hopefully you can come again another time.”

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