I taught a group of 9 Turkish children, ages 9-11, for a month this summer. We learned to speak basic English: numbers, colors, animals, places, and questions with answers. For our last day, I printed out a book for them with spaces where they could draw pictures, color, and write things they learned.
“I take photos with my camera. I write stories. I mix the words and photos together to make books, and you can do this, too,” I encouraged them. They looked at me with their sweet, feisty eyes, and I realized,
We are all a masterpiece, like a book of words and pictures.