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It’s Finally Published!

I submitted the essay I wrote , alongside my fourth graders who were writing research-based, “This I Believe” Essays, to almost six months ago.  About three months after it wasn’t published, I began to give up hope that it ever would be.  Yesterday, out of the blue, I received an e-mail from stating my essay had finally been published on their website.  Since a few folks wanted to know when it was posted, I figured I’d link to it now.  Click here if you’d like to read my essay, “Saving a Single Human Life Can Save the World.”

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

8 thoughts on “It’s Finally Published! Leave a comment

  1. Good for you! my 8th graders’ final exam for the past three years has been a TIB essay. They really get into it and last year I had them read and voice record their essays and burned them onto CDs. It’s been a great project.


  2. Mary Alice:

    I totally miss it! Although consulting and writing does mean that Sunday nights, like tonight, are a lot less hectic. Did I mention I miss the classroom though? 😉

    Hope things are going well up in MA!

    My best,


  3. Thanks so much for writing this wonderful essay. There is nothing simplistic about it! I remember being very moved when a Jewish friend explained the concept of righteous gentile to me. Very few Christians know this term (even if they are intentionally living it). I love that this essay is published at the intersection of two religious holidays: in time for the lighting of the first Hanukkah candle and during Advent.


  4. Thanks! Looking at it now, there are a lot of things I wish I could go back and revise. I wrote the text so that it would be accessible for my fourth graders to use as a mentor. I think it’s a little simplistic, but it is what it is.


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