I forgot my poetry book at home this morning. Normally that wouldn't be a problem because on Tuesdays and Thursdays my kids write in thier journals instead of read.
Unfortunately, this is my week for detention and I've got to have a book to read while babysitting. I've just got to! So I started freaking.
Then I decided to check in our high school library for something to read. Our nice librarian suggested Sold by Patricia McCormick. It sounded interesting: about a young girl from Nepal sold into prostitution.
And the best part? It's written in verse! (Be still my heart!)
Once the detention kids arrived, I took attendance then never looked up from the book for the whole 50 minutes. It's absolutely beautiful!