Revising Historical Friction by Laurel Snyder

Today, for the Book Birthday of this lovely little book. read Seven Stories Up,and read Bigger than a Breadbox. To go along with it. Because children , the hearts of children, can tell us so very much about our adult selves.

Nerdy Book Club

Often, when I visit schools, I explain to kids that one of the very best things about writing is that it gives me the power to rewrite history, a chance to tell my own story the way I wish it could have happened.

I say, “You know how you always think of a perfect comeback three minutes after the mean kid walks away?  Well, if you write a story about that moment, you have time to dream up the perfect comeback!”

Like that…

With my last two books, this has been especially true for me. With Bigger than a Bread Box, I had the chance to revise my childhood memories of divorce.  To add a bit of magic, and say the things to my parents I didn’t say when I was a kid.  It was a deeply satisfying feeling to give them each a copy of the book, and…

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About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, birder, food preserver, and retired school library lady. I love colors and textures looking for them in the world around me. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I'm working to stay strong into my senior years, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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