Last Friday I had the opportunity to do a CAREER DAY talk…well 6, 15 min talks… to 6 groups of about 25 first and second graders at one of my grandson’s schools here in Williamsburg VA(Matoaka Elementary). (that’s my Coady with dark hair in left corner.) It was a hoot to do, and I was so impressed with how interested they were! Could they, at this tender age, be interested in the difference between a ‘job’ and a ‘career?’ and my industry particularly? They seemed to get it! wow….
One question has haunted me since. A cute little 2nd grader asked me just at the end “why do we have to have books?” GULP
Now in the minute I had left to answer that on going industry question, I couldn’t even ask what she meant by that. Was she asking why Books rather than iPad’s etc? or why we have to make, distribute and sell Books of any kind…and why do they ‘have’ to read them? I had to answer fast as the exit bell rang…. and jumped in with – “both books and electronics are equally as viable and wonderful and fun! But do you prefer to cuddle up in bed with your iPad? or a book?” the class yelled out “BOOKS!”
I don’t know if I assumed her question correctly, thus the ‘haunting’. What a question! I suspect we might have a future editor or maybe techie there! Now you think on that question too…. love to hear what you might have answered in a quick half a minute. 😉
And now as to OUR “Career Days” at BEA… I’m missing it this year due to conflicts but I’ll be watching, reading and listening to any and all coming out about that weekend. If YOU are there, please write my email (Chris@catugeau.com) and share! I’ll write about it….