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Who I?

ByMargaret Cleaver

As a librarian at the Santa Monica Public Library I found myself dreading the beginning of the school year when the “Who Am I” project was being assigned. The middle school students in Santa Monica are annually assigned this research project, entailing a visit to the public library. There they are required to look up newspaper headlines for the date of their birth, research the meaning of their names in name dictionaries, and make a list of historical events that happened on their birthday.