Classroom of the Month: 12th Grade “Legacy Class” at Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta, Georgia

“There will never be a first graduating class again. They have trailblazed. They are setting the path. They will establish many of the traditions that will continue on for years to come.” —Peter McKnight, Principal of the Drew Charter School

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Memoirist of the Month—July 2017: Allie Campbell

“Six-Word Memoirs has served as a way to document my successes and pitfalls. My sixes have become plot points on a chart of thoughts.” Name: Alexandria “Allie” Campbell Place: New Jersey SMITH Member Since: March 2012 When Allie Campbell joined Six-Word Memoirs in 2012, her

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Memoirist of the Month—June 2017: Tanya Arterburn

“Even though we live in a hyper-connected world, many of us are still insulated from each other in our daily lives. Six Words gives people a unique opportunity to express themselves and connect by exchanging glimpses into a perfect stranger’s

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Memoirist of the Month—April 2017: Lisa Kothe

“Way back in 2008, I heard an NPR piece on Six-Word Memoirs. I remember buying the book, Not Quite What I was Planning, for the library and loved it. It’s a peaceful, creative alternative to social media.” Name: Lisa Kothe Place: Safety Harbor,

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Memoirist of the Month—March 2017: Talitha Rae Degraff

“I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets immediately caught my attention because I literally struggle to keep my own secrets. I was completely enthralled and read the book from front to back. I found the other Six-Word Memoir books and read them

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Memoirist of the Month—February 2017: Josephine Collett

“To know that Larry used one of my sixes, ‘Love conquers death, not the reverse,’ as a table centerpiece at a dinner to support a hospice was just so moving. Writing is not always about publication. Meaningful writing could just

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Memoirist of the Month—January 2017: Josie Cannella

“I visit the site when something big happens, when I want to check the pulse and ‘weigh in,’ such as the death of Harper Lee or the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass killings.” Name: Josephine “Josie” Cannella Place: Avon, Connecticut

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Classroom of the Month: Ms. Updegrove’s 6th-8th Grade Students at Branchburg Central Middle School in Branchburg, New Jersey

At Branchburg Central Middle School in Branchburg, New Jersey, one of the primary goals for educator Suzanne Updegrove is to get students thinking in innovative ways and developing their problem-solving skills: “It’s not about getting the right answer, it’s about

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