In a lot of ways it has been a challenging year in the library. But I guess one way to figure out the success of something is see if a class responds as they have in previous years. Yesterday and today, I peeked in to see 4th grade listening to and watching me read Shiloh on their SmartBoard. They were very, very quiet and listened intently to the finale. At the end there was a smattering of applause-a thrilling sign that they loved the story. And following that was a long discussion of the themes in the book: lies and truth, good and bad, right and wrong. I can’t wait to read in person again, but this was so satisfying. What a great class!