This is an unusual one for us, which we’re especially happy to have. Steve and Mary DiPipi went to the same MFA program. As you read this story, you’ll notice more scaffolding than usual: a couple paragraphs of introduction explaining why the story was written, a bunch of discussion questions at the end showing how the story was used. Literary creativity shows up in a lot of places and for a lot of reasons. Also, it’s a really good story, as you’ll see.
Our theme this month, apropos of the start of the school year, is “Back to the Books,” and so, without further ado, here is a creative piece that shows how literary artistry can lead the way in education.