Thank you, Mr. Moran

Librarians are gatekeepers of books and words. My fourth-grade teacher, Mr. Moran, played a similar role. Every school day after recess, Mr. Moran walked on our desks. He stepped from desktop to desktop, reading aloud from A Wrinkle In Time or Little Women or James and the Giant Peach. After fifteen minutes or so, he would pause on a desk in the middle of the room, stop reading mid-sentence, gaze…

Wednesday, November 18, 2009