I welcome every opportunity to talk to students about the importance of literacy. During my recent visit to Trumann Middle School I spoke to an individual literacy class, then to the entire student body. These students ranged from grade 5 through grade 8, and they were a wonderful audience. The students were attentive and respectful. They had thoughtful questions about writing and about The Legend of Sassafras House.
Thank you, Mrs. Inman, for the invitation to meet your students. Also, thanks to the librarian, Mrs. Hamilton, for letting me know the students were lined up the next day to check out The Legend of Sassafras House.