What was your favourite book growing up? November 4, 2009Posted by Connie Chow in General.
Tags: books, Childhood, children, inspiration, learning
Books are magical. Last year, one of our Junior Mentors who was in 7th grade, was deemed by most of her teachers as inattentive if not disruptive in class, and likely to fail her grade.
She heard about rockets and became fascinated with astronautics and wouldn’t stop asking our staff and her mentors questions. We thought she might enjoy the book, Space Rocks: The Story of Planetary Geologist Adriana Ocampo.
She didn’t enjoy it. She devoured it. Even her cohort in Science Club was amazed that instead of being the joker that she usually is, she sat quietly in the corner and was transported to a different world–just like Adriana Ocampo was when she fashioned a rocket on the roof of her childhood home and travelled to space.
So please share and let us know what your favourite childhood or adolescent book was. How did it fire your imagination about the world, or about who you can be?