Tuesday, November 22, 2005


A high school aged girl asked me for a biography of Queen Elizabeth. I asked her which Queen Elizabeth she wanted and got a blank stare. I explained that there were several Elizabeths in English history, including the one who is queen now. She rolled her eyes and said to her mother "See what I mean? That teacher is always giving us impossible assignments!" I asked if she had the assignment with her. She dug through her overstuffed backpack and finally found it crumpled at the bottom. "Here. The book I'm supposed to get is 'Mary, Bloody Mary' by Meyer somebody." OK... that's not Elizabeth and it's not a biography, but we do have it.

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