Elizabeth, the student I visit every week at my local elementary school, and I recently spent our time together reading about the new “Beauty and the Beast” movie because Elizabeth went to see the movie and really liked it.
We read in the Disney Beauty and the Beast Official Collector’s Edition book that Belle was “independent, industrious, active and selfless.”
Plus, Belle loved books because reading helped her travel to faraway places. She even taught another girl how to read. Only boys were allowed to go to school in her village.
Wow! What a wonderful role model for Elizabeth—and for me.