Laurie Halse Anderson Visits Taylor 7th, 8th and 9th Graders

On Thursday, November 18th, the students were given a history lesson by fiction writer, Laurie Halse Anderson. Her Seeds of America series focuses on two slave teenagers in New York during the American Revolution. We foiund out that the third book in the series will be called Ashes and be from two characters point of view.

Ms. Anderson gave the students background on the Revolution that she discovered in her research for the books. She told true stories that made the history come alive for the kids. The students loved her descriptions of how she actually cooked a rabbit over an open fire and walked in the snow covered woods in woolen socks, dressed in only the layers that the soldiers had at Valley Forge. She discovered it was not easy to have been a soldier during that period.

The author with librarian, Elizabeth Kahn.


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