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Writing Prompt: Little Woman

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In this month's essay, Dana Cattani, reflects on her attempt to introduce the March sisters to her eight-year-old daughter.

"It is difficult to know which of the many experiences I offer--intentionally or not--will take hold in my children, will sink deep roots into their souls," she writes. "I hope that these roots will include stories: timeless stories to fire the imagination, stories to inspire courage or compassion, stories to unsettle and comfort and share. Over time, a good story can do all these and more."

Make a list of five books you want your children to experience. At what age, and how, will you introduce them? Is the list gender-neutral, or does it include some books specifically for your daughter and others for your son?

Make a list of five books you want your children to experience. At what age, and how, will you introduce them? Is the list gender-neutral, or does it include some books specifically for your daughter and others for your son?



Karna ConverseĀ is a freelance writer who’s written everything from technical documentation and price proposals to newsletter articles, devotionals, personal profiles and essays. Her essays have been published in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, the Cup of Comfort and Chicken Soup anthologies, Our Iowa, and on Iowa Public Radio. She’s serving as Literary Mama‘s Editor-in-Chief from her home in Storm Lake, Iowa. She and her husband are parents to three young adults.

 


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