My Doppelganger Lives in My Library
Well, it happened again – a student discovered my world-record-holding look-alike in one of our library books. This time it was in the pages of Scholastic Book of Records 2011. A 3rd grader came up to me today and showed me this:
This has happened before. Turns out that Mr. Guerrouj holds the record for the mile and shows up a lot in world record books/almanacs. Every once in a while a student will come across his picture and either…
A. …think it’s me in the book (lower elementary student example). Or…
B. …grin like no tomorrow while showing me that I look like a Moroccan middle distance runner.
I get a kick out of it every time. Keep running, Hicham – I’ll bask in the glow of your notoriety any time¹.
¹Note to self: go to a track in Morocco and see if I can fool anybody.
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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