In collaboration with Badgerdog and the Austin Library Foundation, Girls With Pens spent this fall with members of the fourth grade at Perez Elementary.
When I began working with these young writers, they had no idea what they were in for. They sat with me around a table in the library after school, pencils in hand, wondering what on earth I expected them to do. But within no time, they were writing stories about aliens, pigs, and what it would be like to take a tumble through their minds. These girls are smart, imaginative, and absolutely hilarious. Our time together was too short, and I hope that each one of them continues to write and test the boundaries of their imaginations.