The Day You Begin, Begins.

This morning over pancakes I tried to calm my son’s butterflies and gather school supplies. This morning a new school year begins. The end of a long summer and that approaching first day catches you by surprise. This coming week, I’m trying to stay busy as it is also the release for our new book The Day You Begin.

The spark for this book all began with an amazing writer, Jacqueline Woodson who by the way, can only write in her notebook sideways. This story is inspired by a poem in her powerful memoir Brown Girl Dreaming about her own great grandfather William Woodson, the only black child in an all-white school.