Delightful A Wrinkle in Time is 59 years old! | Mentoring in the Middle

Delightful A Wrinkle in Time is 59 years old!

 Did you ever reread a book and marvel at how well it holds up after (gulp) 59 years?!  

The stars at night with A Wrinkle in Time title over picture
I finished A Wrinkle in Time in December and I was as charmed this time as I was when I first read it.  L'Engle's use of language paints vivid images in your head even with some pretty fantastic premises.  It is science fiction, after all.  With some fantasy thrown in for good measure.

Because, you know, she can do that.

Meg, her little brother Charles Wallace, and a neighbor-turned-friend Calvin fight an evil force that's threatening Earth.  The book is filled with such descriptive adventures; the children are led to an evil power that can take over your mind, a trio of good women who move through time, and worlds that are so far away, humans can't imagine how to get to.

But the book is so much more than that.  It's also about learning to value yourself, recognizing that tests bring out unexpected strengths, that words matter, and that there is good in each one of us despite first impressions.

Quote over picture of stars that says "Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place."

This is an oldie but goodie, and it deserves room on your classroom shelves in between all your wonderful newer books!

    • Could your students use some vocabulary practice?  Vocabular with Context Clues is available as BOOM Cards or as self-correcting Google Slides.


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