A Simple Child
A Simple Child,
That lightly draws its breath,
And feels its life in every limb,
What should it know of death?
~William Wordsworth, from “We Are Seven”
The publisher, editors, and staff of Teacher Librarian and VOYA mourn the death of the victims of the school shooting in Connecticut. Our hearts ache for the children lost and for their families and for the heroic and dedicated teachers who died and for their families. We cannot imagine their grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
As parents and educators we will need to help our own students and children understand or cope with this tragedy. Some initial guidance can be found at http://www.neahin.org/blog/school-crisis-resources.html