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Wendy Kennar has wanted to be a writer since the second grade, when her teacher, Mrs. Jones, made her a "book" with a cover made out of yellow construction paper and filled with the "good" paper inside -- white paper with blue lines just waiting for stories.
Wendy was a public school teacher for twelve years. Her writing is largely influenced by her teaching experiences and by her son.
Wendy has never learned to whistle, loves sunflowers, and has spent her life living within the same zip code.
You can read more from Wendy at www.wendykennar.com where she blogs about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).
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Wendy Kennar I ignore writer's block. I make myself write. I don't wait for "inspiration." If I don't know what to write about then I go searching for a writing pr…moreI ignore writer's block. I make myself write. I don't wait for "inspiration." If I don't know what to write about then I go searching for a writing prompt or re-visit some of my earlier writing. Anything to get me writing. Writing begets more writing.(less)
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Jewels from Cast Away: Poems for Our Time

I admit I’m not a big poetry reader. But there was something about Naomi Shihab Nye’s collection Cast Away: Poems for Our Time that called to me.

How wonderful it is to read the reminder that everyone can do something to help our planet. Everyone has the ability to go out into the world, and at the very least, pick up trash. And everywhere we look, there are stories to be found. 

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Description: An essay with descriptions of twenty-six books that have prominent placement on my bookcase.
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Wendy Kennar Wendy Kennar said: " I really enjoy Barbara's courses at UCLA Extension, and reading her book was like having a private writing session with her! The prompts at the end are a great way to get me writing on days when I feel stuck. My copy of the book is highlighted and fu ...more "

 
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