To watch a person do what they love is a wonderful thing. When Patricia Polacco visited our school on Monday, she expressed her passion for story-telling. Then she proceeded to hold her audience in the palm of her hand as she told the tales of Natasha and the doll that taught her a lesson (Babushka's Doll), her childhood quilt made of clothing scraps of her relatives (The Keeping Quilt), and the day the falling star landed in her front yard (Meteor). She was mesmerizing. Inspiring. Over the course of the day, I witnessed Patricia physically and emotionally touch every single child in our school, which is quite a feat given that we have 1200 students.