I wonder if you have a favorite patriotic song, one that brings that tightness in your throat as you stand to sing with the crowd? I love hearing all the armed services songs played and sung, and then seeing those who serve or have served stand for the rest of us to see and give our thanks to them for their service. I am grateful and know that they, and their families, make great sacrifices for the rest of us. In Colorado, the National Guard has lately been doing extra duty helping to fight the fires all over our state. We are all grateful for them, and also for the seemingly tireless firefighters who've been working for over a month now to stop the fires. So, on the 4th of July it was time to give special thanks for all those who keep us safe.
Last week in this post, I shared about a new anthology for older middle-schoolers and high-school-aged adolescents, who are questioning their sexuality, feeling so alone, most often teased and bullied, wondering where to turn for answers. That book was The Letter Q, Queer Writers’ Notes To Their Younger Selves, edited by Sarah Moon. I also wrote that the publisher, Arthur A. Levine books, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. would send one copy of this book to a winner selected by July 5th from those commenting to this post.
It is July 5th! I didn't have many who left a comment, so put everyone's name inside a sticky note and then into this fancy box lid!
|HERE ARE THE POSSIBLE WINNERS!|
|AND HERE IS THE WINNER!|
Congratulations, Deb of Coffee With Chloe fame. I will contact you via e-mail, too, so you can send me your address that I can give to the publisher.