A special pleasure of visiting the D. C. area is the chance to work with An Open Book Foundation, which brings authors and illustrators into area schools and provides a free book to each student in the classes they visit. I got to talk to the fourth graders of Wheaton Woods Elementary in Rockville, MD, about Elena's Story, in which a Guatemalan girl reads to her brother and mother. Quite a few of the Wheaton Woods students read to their families, too. I got to read stories some students wrote after the program, and signed everyone's books.
Thanks, An Open Book, for these gifts!
These writers got right to work.
A chance for conversation
Diana Rojas and Janet Zwick of An Open Book Foundation, which organized the visit.