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I Want to Be

I Want to Be - Thylias Moss 5/27/2011 ** One of two books that I read aloud to my fourth graders today on their last day of school. I love this book for beginnings and endings because Thylias Moss envisions so many things that the narrator wants to be - this is not about careers, but about feeling, imagining, and being. The reader has a sense of who one needs to be internally to achieve great things.

While I had a few snickers during the reading, most kids were introspective. A few also picked up on Moss's juxtapositions - that the narrator wanted many contradictory things. She wants it all and I want it all for my students.