What’s the Use of Stories…

“What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true?” That’s the terrible question asked by Haroun of his father, Rashid Kalifah the storyteller in the novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. This terrible question and a blog post by a writer of novels for young adults made me think about why…

Yoknapatawpha Lite

I’ve got two big writing projects that I am juggling with the seventh grade right now. The first involves local history research, and a colleague and I are presenting it at the state technology conference; the other is a fiction writing assignment that grew out of reading 145th Street Stories by Walter Dean Myers. Myers…