Sunday, May 13, 2012

Garrison Forest School

Last month, my mother and I visited the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mill, Maryland to share The Year of Goodbyes.  It was a chilly, cloudy, blustery day, but everyone we met was so inviting we felt as though we were basking in sunshine all afternoon.  Much to my delight, I've learned, the students were so taken with the tradition of the poesiealbum that is central to the book (and to my presentations about the book) that they subsequently created their own poesiealbums, which they shared with one another in an exchange described in this dispatch from the school's website.  (Read to the end of the article to learn about their poesiealbum exchange.)

I wanna be a Garrison Forest girl!

Have a look. . . .

Mom and I with a few of the many students we met
Display of student poesiealbum pages