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Growth Spurt6

Growth Spurt

The only Negro I knew was the janitor
Sputnik4

Sputnik

Twinkle twinkle little Sputnik

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Part 13

I Can Draw

I am SO bored!
I CAN DRAW1Cursive writing. Who cares about cursive writing? What’s wrong with printing? And I hate this dumb book.
I CAN DRAW2It has these stupid drawings, and I’m supposed to write all the words that describe the pictures. I am no good at cursive.
I CAN DRAW3Everyone else seems to be able to write cursive letters like in the book, but I can’t control mine. My writing looks like a crazy person did it. On the right-hand page there’s a blank space. I start copying the picture on the left.

I CAN DRAW4The kid sitting next to me looks at what I’m doing.

Wow! he says.

The girl sitting on the other side looks, too.
I CAN DRAW6How did you do that?

Do what?

Draw that duck? I can’t do that.
I CAN DRAW5I don’t know. I just did it.
I CAN DRAW7What’s going on over there? The teacher comes over.

The girl says, look at what Eddie drew.

She picks up my book.
I CAN DRAW8Well, that’s quite good, Eddie.
I CAN DRAW9It seems we have an artist in our class.

Wow. This is amazing. I’m actually good at something. I can do something other kids can’t. This is a revelation. I am stunned. I can’t wait to draw something else. All I want to do from this minute on is draw.

I CAN DRAW10But right now, she says, we’re practicing our handwriting. And you really need to work on yours.

I ignore her. I am inspired. I will draw something REALLY hard.
I CAN DRAW11I draw a chain link fence in front of the duck.
I CAN DRAW12It ruins the drawing.

Growth Spurt6

Growth Spurt

The only Negro I knew was the janitor
Sputnik4

Sputnik

Twinkle twinkle little Sputnik

I'm done telling this story, but the site will live on. Check out my (mostly satirical) commentary about the election and other matters at EdSteinInk.com! -- Ed

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