Happy 4th of July!
Jenny Watts has always been shy. So much that her parents introduce her as “their shy one.” But heading into 5th-grade, Jenny has a plan. This year she’s going to be confident and popular.
But sometimes even the best plans don’t turn out as ex
Happy 4th of July!
Tomorrow is Election Day! I encourage everyone to vote. Vote your conscious. Vote for your future. Just vote. Don’t let the chance to shift the course of American History pass you by. Don’t let someone else dictate the course of America. Make your voice known. Vote.
Also. Please pause and think about the candidate and referendums. Don’t vote a party line just because you have in the past. Or because your family has always voted that way. Stand in your truth.
See you at the polls tomorrow.
Ashburn Library has great resources to prepare you for NaNoWriMo! Check out their latest post.
Getting You Prepared for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Saturday, October 27, 1PM.
Turn your great idea into a novel during NaNoWriMo. Learn how to storyboard, to create compelling characters and scenes and to keep pages turning. Come with ideas or a novel in the works. For Grade 9-adult.
Amy's good friend, Teresa Araco Rodgers is hosting the next "Night Out With Meaning: Women & Giving".
October 4th join Teresa and other extraordinary women to connect, hear Amy's story, and support "Unite for Her" an organization that provides breast cancer support, services, groups and other resources to women.
For more information and to register to attend are in the shared post.
Can't make it next Thursday? Reach out to harp-weaver LLC for information for ways to support "Unite for Her" and "Night Out With Meaning".
*Night Out is for women to connect with others, to learn from extraordinary women through their stories, and to find meaning in personal giving. Come to one or all of the Nights Out and invite a friend so you can continue the conversation!
LAST CALL TO REGISTER FOR NOWM:
This special NOWM was inspired by the life of my dear girlfriend, Amy Gorman. Amy lost her battle with breast cancer 3 years ago this October. I cannot do Amy justice with a simple Facebook post, but I will be sharing more about her on October 4th! The work of Unite for HER is so important as women facing breast cancer are in need of therapies to reduce the effects of medical treatment so they can keep on living, keep on running, keep on writing, keep on mothering....
I just finished reading this wonderful middle grade novel by Supriya Kelkar. This well written story shares the life of Anjali as she navigates her childhood in India in the 1940’s. Along the way she learns the practice of Ahimsa — non violence — as her family joins Gandhi’s movement to free India from British control. I loved this book and would recommend it for your middle grade readers.
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Superpowers of the Shy Girl in the Library - Locally and around the World!
Superpowers of the Shy Girl is showing up in school and public libraries around the world! Currently I am aware that Superpowers of the Shy Girl is available at two public libraries in the US: The Welles-Turner Memorial Library located in Glastonbury, CT and Loudoun County Public Library. The ...
"You don’t go bold without an out. The best days to try new things are Fridays—late afternoon preferably. That’s when you would ask a new friend to play with you or raise your hand for a question. You need a few days to retreat in case it didn’t go your way.” - Jenny Watts
Happy 4th of July!
I believe a superpower of shyness is the ability to write an excellent letter. Shy people are filled with things they never say. Words dance around in our minds all the time—all the witty remarks, correct answers and good advice we would say if we weren’t so shy. If I could get away with writing letters for everything, life would be so easy. In letters, I can sound amusing and smart. In letters, shyness can’t come through as easily.
- Jenny Watts
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“Here’s Jenny. She’s our shy one.”
It feels as if my parents are saying, “Here’s Jenny, she has really bad breath and pimples—do you see them? Right here on her cheek and over here on her forehead.”
In their defense, when I was younger, I liked for them to announce my shyness. It let me off the hook. No one expected me to answer them. As I’ve gotten older, as much as I still wish to hide, it’s just not acceptable. I see it as a big burden. I asked my parents to stop telling everyone I’m shy but it’s been a hard habit to break.
- Jenny Watts
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I love stories of local authors writing books that make a difference! Check out Kiara’s story below.
Here is the story from NBC Washington featuring local author Kiara Brown from Krown Picture Books.
Shy Girl Says...
"I have lots of fears. I wish I didn’t but I don’t see how to get rid of them. Instead, I organize them into two baskets in
my head. The basket I’ve labeled Terrifying Fears I Think of at
Night include three things mostly: Darth Vader, vampires, and
our attic. . .
The other basket is much larger. I’ve titled it, The Annoying Basic Life Fears. Included within this basket are fears of meeting
new people, of raising my hand in class, or trying new activities
that I want to try.
Though the other fears are more intense and
keep me up at night, these fears are the ones I wish I could lose
first. You can hide the fact that you are scared to death of Vader
if you are just walking around earth and not the Death Star. You
cannot hide the fear of ever speaking in public though." - Jenny Watts
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