I went fourth period today to see Joelle Charbonneau. I really liked how her journey to becoming an author was not at all what she expected. Her book seems really interesting since the topic came from her personal experiences with testing. It was cool when she was saying how you don't really need all the things they teach you in school, but mentioned all the different subjects that she used in her book, like science and history. I can't wait to read her book!
Joelle Charbonneau (4th period) was a wonderful singer and speaker, and I enjoyed the fact that she didn't have to read from a sheet. Her interaction with the audience made me feel like I was actually meeting a "unicorn" instead of watching one speak. Her story taught me that life can have many surprises, and that commas really don't matter. Although I can't relate to her dislike for standardized tests, I am more interested in reading The Testing after her presentation.