International Book Day is on April 23
The other day in a Spanish class I teach, my middle school students were researching countries. They had each chosen a different Latin American country and had to write a two-page report on it. I gave them a class period to work on research. One of my students told me he could not do research during class because he did not bring his laptop. I walked to the Media Center (what until recently was called a library) and picked out the encyclopedia volume for the letter D, since he was researching the Dominican Republic.
When I handed him the book, he said, “What’s this?”