“Under the Branches of My Family’s Tree”

Come hear me read a memoir piece about the strength passed down from generations of amazing people in my family.  I’ll be reading at Waterline Writers in Batavia on December 21 at 7 pm.  If you’ve never attend this reading event, it is something to put on your bucket list and cross off on December 21!

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What it Looks Like to Become Intergenerational PALS 

In this exchange between these two partners in Pages Across the Ages, an eight-year-old boy and eighty-three-year old woman read Verdi by Janell Cannon and bond with each other.

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It was funny when Verdi is scared that he will turn green because that meant that he was old.  But he thought that meant he was going to become lazy.  […] Then he understood that he could still be happy even if he was green.  He was still the same inside.

 – Boy, age 8

“Verdi doesn’t want to grow old and green! […] He gets tired and old and decides that being old and green isn’t so bad after all!  My name is Pat.  You’re 8 and I’m 83.  I don’t mind being old but I hope I don’t turn green.” 

– Woman, age 83