Sign up for Sacramento Public Library card at lunch Wednesday April 10!
The library is open when school is in session!
We have lots of new books, and if we don't have what you need, we can usually get it!
Ms. Haskins is available to help you find books or resources to read for fun, or to help with all your class assignments.
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Featuring a literacy experience by Ms. Haskins, librarian
The Little Prince was the first book I read in French. Reading this book was like a mindfulness meditation practice. My imperfect French helped me slow down and give my full attention, and I quickly rested into a place of attention to the words, the rhythm, the beauty. That experience gave me a taste of a different way of approaching life, which I took with me in my thoughts and feelings and actions. It increased my comfort with the unexpected.
I've re-read the book in English and the magic wasn't quite there. The translation reading was particularly influential on my current reading, since I have experienced how significantly language impacts the story. Word choice and even which words are available to a particular language is really interesting to me, and helps me pay attention to some of the hidden cultural dimensions of text.