What a school day it has been for us; I just had to tell you about it. We began the morning in Rye, New York, where the Make a Difference Day coordinators at the Middle School asked us to speak to 700+ students about our project. The kids were engaged and eager to take on their own projects. And to make the morning even more fun, the event was coordinated by my amazing sister, Valerie.
From there, we headed to Lindenhurst High School, which had named The Power of Half as Lindy's Big Read, the first-ever community-wide program to read and act on the same book. The assistant principal, Linda Flannelly, told me that they looked through hundreds of titles until our book just jumped out at her in the local Barnes + Noble. The school walls were covered with "Hannah's Take" excerpts and dozens of photos of people posing with our book. Holy cow!
Then, just a few minutes ago, between talks, I sat down to read email. I learned that Lake Highland Prep School in Orlando, which already had chosen The Power of Half as their summer all-school read for the 800 high schoolers, now is expanding the read to middle school. That means another 350 students and 30 faculty members will be reading our book, for a total of more than 1,100. How amazing and flattering!
Thank you school administrators for your confidence in our family and our book.