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Pandemic Stories

The Wildest Year Ever. Share six words on your life during the pandemic!

The Next Book

The next Six-Word Memoir book is about our lives during the last year and our forecasts for where we are going individually and collectively. It’s called:

Where Do We Go From Here?
Six-Word Memoirs from students, parents, and teachers on where we’ve been, what we’ve learned, and where we are going after a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year.

And you’re invited to participate! We’re looking for Six-Word Memoirs from you, your kid, and your kid’s teacher on this unprecedented year in our lives. The deadline for submissions is June 21st and each contributor will receive a copy, available September 2021.

A few prompts to get the stories started:

• What did social isolation feel like?
• What do you learn about how to survive being stuck inside with your family?
• What did you miss most or least about school?
• What have you discovered about yourself or the world?
• What did you learn to do that you’d never done before?
• What did you learn about that world that you didn’t know before?
• How do you think life will change now that this is coming to a close? What won’t?
• What are you looking forward to?

Here are what some kids have written so far!

Great moms aren’t always great teachers.
—Teo Rojas Cann

Daytime pajamas make great school attire.
—Audrey Heath

I regret saying, “I hate school.”
— Riana Heffron

Was catlike: napped, ate, avoided humans.
—Liam Chapman

Lifesavers: doctors, cousins, teachers, elections, Minecraft.
—Lukas Smith

The world is a fragile place.
—Ben Cohen-Vigder

Questions? Get in touch at sixwordbooks@gmail.com

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