The teacher in me loved reading my friend’s touching story about her daughter, Aislinn. I’m always moved when children are moved by people I wouldn’t expect to reach them. I sometimes forget that not all kids are all about the superficial entertainers n such that are ever so present. Some teachers and parents are taking kids beyond the present moment and into a moment in history where great leaders inspired and encouraged our nation. This is not completely extinct, but it definitely is not an ongoing visual presence either. I salute the teachers and parents who are exposing the youth to such leaders as Dr. Maya Angelou! Keep it up 🙂
Here is her story:
When I told her this morning that Maya Angelou passed, she cried. “I read so much about her; I feel like I know her.” I encouraged her to carry on her legacy and to deliver today in a way that would honor her life. Coincidence that Aislinn would present this very icon of a woman on the same day of her death? I don’t think so at all.
Aislinn has spent the last month researching Dr. Maya Angelou. She wrote her first research paper, created a brochure, and ever so eloquently presented Dr. Angelou today in her class’s living wax musuem.
“Whether singing, writing, or speaking, she used her words to make the world a kinder and more peaceful place.” This is the lesson Aislinn has learned from the life and love of Maya Angelou.
Talk about impact… Her legacy lives. #RIPdrmayaangelou
May Dr. Maya Angelou’s words continue to impact the children of today!