1. The author will introduce her eight books, explaining why she selected each historical topic and how she found just the right child's story to bring it to life. She will focus on the bravery and resiliency within all children.
2. The author will discuss common elements found in her books: children, often alone, facing great odds; a historical or personal calamity; hunger, hard work; sometimes war; and often the search for family.
3. The author will discuss the importance of children's history.
--The participant will gain a strong appreciation for the significant role children play in history.
--The participant will discuss with others how children contribute to society.
--The participant will imagine how he/she would have reacted in similar circumstances, had he/she lived during the same events as the author's main characters.
Other Nations and World Affairs; US History/The History of the United States; US History/The History of Peoples of Many Cultures Around the World; English/Reading for Understanding.
This program is appropriate for grades four and up.