I enjoyed a great summer, and hope you did too. I took a teaching break, and I got a good deal of reading done. One of the books, by Bill Bryson, was called <em>One Summer.</em>
Bryson wrote the story of several events that occurred during the summer of 1927. It was so interesting how he wove it all together.
I decided to borrow that idea of focusing on one year, and I did a little research into things that happened the year I was born. I discovered that it was a year of both tragedy and triumph for civil rights in the United States. It was fascinating to discover things that happened the year I was born.
I worked that assignment into my on-line comp class last week, and the students said they enjoyed researching events that happened in their birth years. I got to thinking it might be a great idea for a writing prompt. I wrote a post for my book blog based on this, and just thought I’d share the idea, in case you’re ever stuck for a topic… I had fun with this, and thought you might, too.
I hope you are well!
Here’s a link to the post: https://pamkirst2014.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/this-summer-one-summer/