Tag Archives: sixth grade

I Was (Almost) a 12-Year-Old Star!

My Real Memoir By the time I was 12, my focus had shifted from drawing to storytelling. Although, in truth, even my art had been visual storytelling; I loved movies, after all, and what were movies but visual stories? The … Continue reading

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How I Launched My Career (at Age 12)

My Real Memoir It had looked, when I was in 5th grade, like I might be heading for an art career in Japan. But then I’d gotten tsumetai ashi (cold feet). Not only because I wasn’t sure I would like … Continue reading

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The Year I Began to Figure Out Who I Was

My Real Memoir The only thing I knew for sure when I started 6th Grade was that I was a dreamer. Most boys, it seemed, were drawn to physical things, games and sports. But not me. I let my head … Continue reading

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