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Catching Up with Molly Beth Griffin

When was the last time you took a moment to notice the beautiful things around you, even amidst big changes? That's the idea behind Molly Beth Griffin's new book, Ten Beautiful Things. We're thrilled to be hosting her for storytime later this month, but took some time ahead of the event to chat about her writing process and tips for young writers and educators alike...

What was the inspiration for your book?

This was originally a road trip story, inspired by many many years of driving through Iowa (first, when I was a kid and we’d drive from Minneapolis to Boulder, CO to visit family every summer and Christmas; later when I was in college in Iowa and driving back and forth between home and school; and then on treks as an adult to visit the spri