From the story, Crow and Weasel, by Barry Lopez (1998): Remember this one thing, said Badger. The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. That is why we put these stories in each other's memories. That is how people care for themselves.
Last week was a week about books and stories at Blue. On Tuesday night, after months of hard work and incredible organization by dedicated parents, our Activity Space was transformed into the Blue School Book Fair where a wonderfully curated collection of titles for the littlest to the biggest (grown up) readers were on display for the choosing. It was irresistable, and I had to go back day after day just to settle on which books to buy and to explore it fully. During these few days, we had visiting authors reading throughout the grade levels, including those from outside and from our own staff as well. It was a deliciously literature-filled week, worthy of the Badger. Please see pictures!