Thank you, Tiffany Jackson

Happy Friday, everyone! Over the past two weeks, we’ve been sharing highlights from our inaugural Project LIT Summit.

Today we wanted to take a moment to show our appreciation for Tiffany D. Jackson, author of two twisty and incredible books, Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming. Here’s what our attendees had to say!

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Tiffany, thank you for…

  • Being YOU and inspiring the entire Project LIT family!
  • Sharing your story and telling the story of girls like my students.
  • Your twisty stories.
  • Your brilliant writing that lingers and makes you come up with all sorts of cockamamie theories!
  • Your presence all day and your kindness
  • Telling students not to be afraid to have conversations with adults that make them sweat.
  • Sharing your talent and being present in the afternoon sessions. You are all in and it shows!
  • Bringing light to stories that go unheard, intentionally.
  • Engaging students with your “twisty” books. They keep them wanting more and realizing that they actually love to read.
  • Writing twisty stories that keep us guessing, and for your honesty about your process and inspiration!
  • Being so twisty!
  • Always promoting ProjectLIT on Twitter
  • Being authentic and sharing how your stories came to be. In some way, it must have been difficult to research and write these novels, and it means a lot that you felt safe enough with our group to share those experiences with us.
  • For writing such a powerful story allegedly, for being so genuine, and continuing to be an upcoming and powerful voice.
  • Being open and honest with the attendees, AND for attending the regional breakout session – it was awesome to me to have one of the authors in our region actually attending the session to get to know us.
  • Being genuine, warm, and brilliant – in person and as an author.
  • Your humor.
  • Mary and Claudia. I believe they will become friends with my students.
  • Being willing to spend the day with us! I’m so excited to share your participating in the 20 Book Challenge with our students!
  • Being so sweet and responsive to kids.
  • Your realness and your love for our students.
  • Making me think about the dreams of my students of immigrant families, and how they are often silenced.
  • Being so thoughtful and kind.
  • Your great character- your real-life, twisting, frustrating stories.
  • Literary creativeness.
  • Your research and honesty that you put into your books.
  • Seeing our kids and your humility in this work despite how much your work KICKS ASS!
  • Being such a beautiful human, whose stories represent my students and lift up their narratives. I’m so grateful for you and your work. Thank you for being so down to earth and humble- you are such a fantastic model for students.
  • Being incredible and for writing great books for our kids!
  • Unapologetically being your badass self and for your stories; you amplify the voices of people who society tries to silence.
  • Not spoiling your plot twist
  • Being so inclusive and accessible.
  • Being awesomely twisty and passionate about giving voice to those who have been silenced!

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Author: Jarred Amato

High school English teacher who is passionate about improving TN education, one book at a time.

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