‘Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven’ (Annie): “Daddy, I know what I want to do with my life”


'Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven' by Reina Hardy

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Type: Comedic

Character: Annie Jump, a 13-year-old science genius

Gender: Female

Age Range: Kids | Teens

Summary: Annie tries to explain why she wants to leave her father and live in Chicago with her grandparents.

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ANNIE: No, it’s not that. Daddy, I know what I want to do with my life.

I want to find E.T.I. I want to be the first human to make contact.

I mean, SETI’s got everything. Astronomy, physics,… It incorporates almost every discipline. And I think I can do it, Daddy. I think it can be me.

But there’s so much to learn. I have to start right away. I’ll start tonight.

I’ll come out to the field, and I’ll watch the Perseids, and I’ll sing with you and whoever else shows up. And if it isn’t enough, and the aliens don’t come, well it doesn’t matter. I know we’ll find them eventually. I know it.

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