Kristy's not too happy with some things at Stoneybrook Middle School. The hot lunches, for example, look like dog food. And Kristy's class has to perform Mary Poppins for their annual play. How babyish can you get?
What the eighth grade really needs is a new class president. Someone who is organized and has great ideas. Someone like — Kristy!
But can Kristy coach a softball team, get straight A's, baby-sit, run the BSC, and be president? The Baby-sitters are about to find out!
Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader Letter
In Kristy for President, Kristy finds herself involved in too many activities, and realizes she needs to drop some. Just like Kristy, I tend to be very busy. Because I’m so busy, I find that the best way to manage my time is by scheduling, scheduling, scheduling. (Mary Anne would be so impressed!) Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are “typical” work days. They’re reserved for writing manuscripts and outlines, for reading galleys (books before they’re published), and for answering mail. Friday is devoted to other kinds of work. I’m the president of two foundations, the Ann M. Martin Foundation and the Lisa Novak Community Libraries. On Fridays, my assistant and I visit organizations that have received grants from the foundation, or we sort donated books into small children’s libraries which we give to shelters, day care centers, and other places where books are needed. I’m also on the boards of three additional organizations — I have to squeeze that work in whenever I can. You may be wondering what I do on Mondays. Mondays are reserved for sewing — my favorite activity. I think it’s important to make time for yourself, as well as for work.
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