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RED: A CRAYON'S STORY







There are things I want to tell my son, things I want to point out, things I want to share. Things he needs to know. But he’s 12 years old now and I know that kids his age want to figure stuff out for themselves. So instead of preaching and prodding, sometimes I leave a picture book on his night stand. He’ll read it, or he won’t, the choice is his. Occasionally, he comes to me and says, “This was a good one,” like he did after reading Michael Hall’s Red: A Crayon’s Story. And I’m happy with that.










Red's label may say red, but he's really blue. The other crayons try to help Red be better at being red, but no matter how hard he tries, he cannot pull it off. Finally, he discovers that he is in fact blue and that's what he's great at. Being who he is makes him happy.







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kellyrfineman
Jun. 23rd, 2015 01:20 am (UTC)
Too right.
angeladegroot
Jun. 28th, 2015 01:28 pm (UTC)
And trying to be something you are not is exhausting.
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