I am very excited to be a part of World Book Night 2012. World Book Night is an annual celebration to share a love of reading and books. This year books will be given away in over 6000 cities in the United States.
Reading is such an important part of my life. Since I was a child I’ve always had a love for reading. As I’ve grown older my taste in books has changed but my love for them has stayed the same. I read at least one book a week and generally read more then that. I’m a special education teacher and reading is a struggle for many of my students. No matter how old they are, when a student has that “aha!” moment and first begins to read it’s always a thrill. Teaching someone a skill they will need for the rest of their life is an amazing feeling.
I am lucky that the book I am giving away is a book that I read last year and really loved. The Glass Castle is a memoir written by Jeannette Walls. She grew up in a very unconventional family where her parents were educated but often choose not to work. She and her three siblings moved from California to West Virginia where things went from bad to worse. The story of how she and her family survive is a powerful one. The story of how she gets out of West Virginia and gives herself a better life is inspiring.