“Dinner” – written by Mrs. Herr

Salamanca – what a name!  Recently I began reading Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech and Salamanca is the main character. This young girl is intriguing and smart, so I would love to have her over for dinner.  Because she has had a hard time since her mom left home, I would prepare some comfort food such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and a fancy salad.  I hope she would feel comfortable to talk to me about her life.  I’d like to tell her that I admire how kind she is to her grandparents and ask her more about how she is handling her mom’s absence.  I’m sure having Salamanca at my house for dinner would be one of the most memorable meals I’ve had in a long time.