the kinder each brought in fruit, chopped it, stirred it, and ate something new when it was all mixed together.
“instead of trying to blend in and be like everyone else,
be proud of and celebrate your unique differences and qualities.
a fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor.”
what better way to celebrate the day than walking all together
the local merchants
the roller derby team
the pedal bikers
the musicians with a cause
the snow buddies
and so many, many, more.
“diversity is about all of us,
and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.”
jacqueline is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She received the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award, and is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, the NAACP Image Award and a Sibert Honor. In 2015, Woodson was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.
team problem solving
4 grandies and 1 wagon
lots of sizes
lots of weight
lots of ages
lots of ideas
lots of feelings
1 bent axle
1 road at the end
how to get it back up the driveway
who wants to pull
who wants to push
who wants to ride
who wants to walk
how can we do it so no one cries?
“if you want to go quickly, go alone.
if you want to go far, go together.”
and with the return of the aussies
my band of grandies are back together
all on one continent
in one time and one place
sharing some mischief and one tiny space.
Jake: We’re putting the band back together.
Mr. Fabulous: Forget it. No way.
Elwood: We’re on a mission from God.
(The Blues Brothers)
last summer’s tiny space
the first time
they were ever all together
meeting in one big box.
at the coffee shop
many wander in
grab a beverage
sit a while
getting away from it all
passing the time
in this one place
at this one time
they come here to be together.
individually, we are one drop. together, we are an ocean.