I visited the Hartsbrook School in Hadley, Massachusetts where my grandson, Forest, attends. I was surprised to have some of his friends come up and tell me how much they enjoyed my book “Dos Gringos.” I am hearing that from grownups all around, but I was so pleased to hear this from 7th graders.
What do they like about this story of my Norwegian immigrant father’s escapades in The Mexican Revolution? They said it was funny. Some giggled it was “racey.” For sure a Hollywood version would be more visual, but 7th graders have an imagination, too.
The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf School and the education is broad, deep, and energizing to the students. Forest’s brother and sister have both graduated from there and are truly world citizens. i am impressed. I was visiting when Forest’s 7th grade performed “Mary Poppins” and it was excellent. What was so obvious was the children’s enjoyment in doing this.
Anyway I am glad they read real books as well as dance and sign.
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