This school just voted to adopt the horseshoe crab as its mascot, and some of the campaign posters were still on the walls.
The whole school had already read Crab Moon, but they didn't seem to mind hearing it again, from the person who wrote it. The older kids (3rd-5th grade) taught me some things about horseshoe crabs, and I told them things about what goes into turning an idea into a book.
I read Crab Moon and Are We Still Friends? to the Kindergarten-2nd graders. We had a great conversation about apologizing and accepting apologies, and about sometimes the right word can be stronger than a tall wall.
I'm so grateful for the work these teachers are doing, and so glad to have had a chance to meet these wonderful kids.
Here I am with the fourth grade class that was the driving force behind the horseshoe crab drive. We're all doing the horseshoe crab sign -- another thing they taught me.