With the Start of School, Jacqueline Sheehan Remembers an Escape to Books

In some towns around the region, Monday is the first day of school. Teachers have spent the past couple of weeks getting ready for their new students, who are restless imagining what’s ahead. When novelist and commentator Jacqueline Sheehan was 9 years old, she found her classroom the best place to be.

Sheehan’s most recent book is titled Picture This. She lives in Florence, Massachusetts.

Correction: This segment , as aired on August 23, 2013, included an incorrect last name for our commentator. Our apologies to Jacqueline Sheehan.