I want to thank my high school english honors teacher Mr. Medeiros. I heard he passed away. He made me a great writer. He made me love books, all over again. He taught me Shakespeare & made me memorize Hamlet’s “to be or not to be…”. He made me re-write everything multiple times. great teachers change your life. He is the reason I got into Wellesley & was able to write a thesis. If he was alive, I’d thank him personally. In 2013, I really want to wok on this book & travel around the globe. I am sure I would dedicate it to him. And that is what I am finna do. When I put my mind to something, I consider it done.

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