Patricia Polacco - Quotes

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Generally, what adults want to know is my background, why I write what I write, and very personal insights that some say are inspiring. ---->>>

I believe with all my heart that the American classroom teachers are one of our greatest and most heroic treasures. ---->>>

I came from a family of incredible storytellers, but I didn't start writing children's books until I was 41 years old. ---->>>

I don't know if my work is a concerted effort to make kids sad! ---->>>

I have been in more classrooms than any legislator will ever walk into in their lives, and I see wonderful, caring, dedicated teaching out there. ---->>>

I lived the first five years of my life on a farm in Union City, Michigan, with my mom and grandparents. It was the most magical time of my life. ---->>>

Maybe one of you can enlighten me, but I just don't understand why it is so hard to be kind to one another? ---->>>

My books cover many aspects of daily life through which your children will recognize their own relationships in their families and communities. ---->>>

My stories deal with multicultural situations as well as multigenerational settings. ---->>>

Now, I've got to tell you: 'In Our Mothers House,' I don't think is for a kindergartner. ---->>>

Show me an Irishman who can't tell a story - I don't think they exist. ---->>>

Until we learn to honor and respect what other people believe, I think we are doomed. ---->>>

All of us have a 'voice' inside where all inspired thoughts come from. When I talk to children and aspiring writers, I always ask them to turn off the TV and listen to that voice inside them. ---->>>

I don't believe being gay is something you can change, no more than you can change the color of your hair or your eyes. Well, I dye my hair, so maybe that's not the best example. But your eyes! ---->>>

I don't care what color the parents are. I don't care if it's a giraffe and a fish living together. If they're raising children who believe they're honored and loved, that's all that's important. ---->>>

I used to say to my bubbe, 'Bubbe, is this story true?' And she'd say, 'Of course it's true! But it may not have happened.' What my bubbe was saying is profound: All stories are true. The truth is the journey you take through it - did it make you laugh, cry, seek and want justice? Then it's true. ---->>>

My appearances are almost theatrical performances. I bring items for the children to see, such as photographs and actual piece of meteorite, a family quilt, sometimes spectacles, sometimes clothing, so that they can understand what I write about is family stories based in fact. ---->>>

My parents were divorced when I was three, and both my father and mother moved back into the homes of their parents. I spent the school year with my mother, and the summers with my dad. ---->>>

What I loved the most about Oakland was that all of my neighbors came in as many colors, ideas, and religions as there are people on the planet. How lucky I was to know so many people that were so different and yet so much alike! ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 07-11, 1944
Occupation: Author

Patricia Barber Polacco (born July 11, 1944, Lansing, Michigan) is an American author and illustrator. She struggled in school because she was unable to read until age 14 due to dyslexia; she found relief by expressing herself through art. Polacco endured teasing and hid her disability until a school teacher recognized that she could not read and began to help her (wikipedia)