What kind of stories did you write when you were a kid? Kid’s author Jarrett J. Krosoczka gave a heartwarming TED presentation (video embedded above) about how writing and art saved his life in grade school.
When I was in the third grade, a monumental event happened. An author visited our school, Jack Gantos. A published author of books came to talk to us about what he did for a living.And afterwards, we all went back to our classrooms and we drew our own renditions of his main character, Rotten Ralph. And suddenly the author appeared in our doorway, and I remember him sort of sauntering down the aisles, going from kid to kid looking at the desks, not saying a word. But he stopped next to my desk, and he tapped on my desk, and he said, ”Nice cat.” (Laughter) And he wandered away. Two words that made a colossal difference in my life. When I was in the third grade, I wrote a book for the first time, ”The Owl Who Thought He Was The Best Flyer.”