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“Because I Want to Write” by Elisabeth Dahl

During my first school visit for Genie Wishes—at my own elementary school, in the very library I’d cherished as a kid, where my mother had once worked as a library assistant—a fourth-grade girl asked whether I’d liked to write when I was myself a fourth grader. I paused. I wanted to respond with an unqualified […]

Growing Up Book-Nerdy

Some people are born into families that could double as debate teams, folk music groups, or sailboat crews. Not me. I grew up in a family that was—I realize now—essentially a Nerdy Book Club. In my early years, I lived with my mother, her parents, and her aunt in a Baltimore row house a few […]