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That's my 9yo they're writing about!

by Believe on January 8, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The following is a book review in the San Francisco Chronicle of the FABULOUS new Smith book:

Things Don't Have to Be Complicated
Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World By Larry Smith (TED Books; $2.99)
Larry Smith founded the literary magazine Smith several years ago, and soon after came up with a spin-off, Six-Word Memoirs, which has since spread across the country to classrooms of all levels and disciplines. This TED Books release, derived from a talk Smith gave on the project, features dozens of inspiring and funny illustrated six-word memoirs from students ranging in age from 7 to 58.
Smith's selections, curated from thousands of submissions, shows how little age has to do with perspective. A 9-year-old girl from Virginia creates a Jackson Pollock-like painting accompanied by the provocative words "Two girls, both of them me." A common theme, and a heartening one, is self-expression, suggesting that the Six-Word Memoirs project has given students a voice that they might not normally have. "Who says weird isn't a compliment?" asks one 13-year-old. Another echoes, "I've owned my weirdness. Have you?"

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/books/article/Roundup-of-new-e-books-4168575.php#ixzz2HSF5tShO


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