Excellence: Story 8 – Gifts My Mother Gave Me

By Regie Routman

Literacy Essentials by Regie Routman contains some wonderfully personal stories from the author's own lived experience as a devoted family member, friend, and educator. In this series, Regie narrates each of these stories and, in doing so, invites us to reflect on our own literacy and learning lives.

Through poetry writing, the author figures out—and finally appreciates– the intangible but enduring gifts her mother, who died young, left her.