Meet the 2012 Sharon Lustbader Scholar, Su Ting Wang! Her story, Running On and On..., a story of self-realization and learning to love in Brooklyn, was selected for this year's scholarship and publication in TBSR no. 5.
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|2012 Sharon Lustbader Scholar Su Ting Wang with Mrs. Lustbader|
If I had to credit something that has inspired me to write it would have to be A tree grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith. I remember how captivating the very first page was to me. It was nostalgic, which appealed to me and made me think of my childhood and the time I stilled live in Brooklyn. Francie Nolan, it occurred to me, was the very definition of being a girl. She also had a strong sense of family. She dreamed like anyone else would. I liked how that could draw the reader into her thoughts. She was an acknowledging child who understood the circumstances of her family and demonstrated her strength. I wished I could somehow be as strong as Francie.