I wouldn't have jumped into the land of a book and and loved the silver tongues that brought words to life.
I definitely wouldn't have raced the capall uisce up the beach on the first of November, nor tracked ley lines with the Raven Boys.
If my classroom library were just for me, there would have been no fantasy, no magical reality.
I wouldn't have played games of life and death.
I wouldn't have lived in the future and wondered how we could keep those things from happening.
If my classroom library were just for me dystopian novels would not be there.
I wouldn't have cried over a football coach from just down the road or someone else's crazy lab. I wouldn't have experienced a soldier's life or rode a bus with her sister.
Because my classroom library lives for others I met Hazel and Gus, fell in love with Ryan Dean, shared a praying mantis with others, wished I could give the sun and traveled back to a very different Oz. And Auggie wouldn't have reminded me to #choosekind
Thank goodness my classroom library isn't just for me...