Did you ever want to be a character from a book? Tomi Adeyemi wrote Children of Blood and Bone (which I just finished and REALLY WANT SOME TO TALK ABOUT THE ENDING WITH!) and she posted this beautiful photo:
call me Zélie pic.twitter.com/lDlSG6tAbZ
— Tomi Adeyemi (@tomi_adeyemi) July 20, 2018
Now: ideas for discussing books and characters with students: what elements of characters do you recognize in yourself? What powers or weaknesses do they have you see in yourself?
And wow: when you don’t see a character that matches or represents you: WRITE IT.