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Writing Prompt: One Book at a Time

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In this month's essay, Diana Renn describes the library she's building for her son and the criteria for each book she selects: "Ideally Gabriel's library will reflect a balance of older and modern classics, male and female writers, and authors of various races and ethnicities and nationalities. The selection priority will always answer this question: what book most speaks to the person my son is becoming?"

Consider your child's past year and a specific trait you watched emerge. What book or character brings a similar storyline to your mind?

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 and her husband are parents to three young adults. Karna is a former blog editor, senior editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of Literary Mama.

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