When I was four, my father gave me a crystal rabbit. Translucent yet cloudy, the figure symbolized mystery to me, though at such a young age, I could not begin to give the rabbit a story. Instead, I gave words to my father’s gift, words that described how I felt: Hope. Pretty. Dream.
The Lake County Library and language arts instructor Jennifer Mills Kerr will present a free College Application Workshop for high school students to be held via Zoom on November 7, at 2:00 p.m. High school students who are applying for college are invited to join the class and learn Kerr’s tips for a polished college application. To register for the Zoom class, email Jennifer Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today, Madeline Sharpton told everyone at school that I had herpes. She’s a mean girl, practically six feet tall, and that tall-ness gives her a weird authority in the world of middle school. All the other students believed her–including my so-called friends. I’m only thirteen, but it must be the worst day in my life forever.
Once I had my hair down to my waist, a gap between my teeth. I believed in the power of music, that it could change the world. My name is Charlotte by the way. My father used to say that I was too big for my britches. Who uses the word “britches” these days? Though Dad said that a long time ago–we’re talking the 70s. I’m an old(er) lady now, and Dad’s long gone.
Since so many parents now find themselves learning to be homeschool teachers, the Lake County Library invites them to join Jennifer Mills Kerr in an informative presentation “Inside the Classroom: Empowering Parents, Preparing Students: Essential Skills for High School English.” The presentation will take place September 10 at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. To register, contact Jennifer at email@example.com or 707-530-2662.