It simply doesn’t get any better than this: receiving a letter beginning with “Dear Mr. Burg & Mr. Mann” from an adorable little 10 year-old girl describing the difference in her life our book has made.
Here is her letter (click on letter image to read):
I wrote back to thank her, and asked if she could have her Mommy or Daddy call me. Several days later I received a call from Steven, who thanked me for writing back. I asked if I could post her letter and he gave me his permission. He also asked if I’d say hi to Nadia, which I was very happy to do.
The poise and maturity in that little voice was well beyond her years. However, when I asked her what grade she is in and she said, “8th grade” I wondered what was up. “8th grade home school” she added. Figures. 🙂
And, it turns out the family lives near St. Petersburg, Florida, where I’ll be speaking tomorrow. I asked Steven if he’d like to bring the entire family, including Nadia and her older brother as my guests. He enthusiastically agreed, feeling it would be a great learning experience for his kids.
Have I ever mentioned how much I respect home-schoolers?