This reading was very different compared to the other ones on this list. Brooke had been asked to judge the contest, and so we got to see the kids read. It reminded me of my past, my childhood, and the things that ultimately led me to start considering writing seriously.
It also made me think about children and honoring their perspectives and voices. One day, they will inheret the world we give them, and so they definitely have a say in what happens to it.