I had an amazing day for an author’s visit at Prospect Hill Academy in Somerville at the end of March. I visited each second and third grade classes to share my book , to answer insightful questions from the students, and to have a rousing sing-along at the end of the day. The students had created posters for the M.T.A. Timeline in order to learn about a piece of Boston history. Now that the students know the song, I urged them to sing it whenever they ride the T! Special thanks to all of the teachers and to Principal Nancy Alach whose mother was the Massachusetts Progressive Party secretary with my father in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. A bonus to the day was a wonderful visit with Anne Alach who is still sharing stories.
I am more than excited to be heading to Boston this week for a couple of events to share Charlie with some more readers. Thanks to my friend Evan, I will be volunteering at 826 Boston orgin Roxbury on Wednesday May 30th. After helping at each of two tutoring sessions, I will be reading Charlie on the M.T.A. Did He Ever Return? to students involved in the program. I feel like I am going back to my roots, as I attended kindergarten and first grade in the Roxbury Public Schools in 1954 and 1955. http://www.826boston
Then on Saturday June 2nd at 1:00 I will be sharing my book at the Boston Athenaeum where there will be a reading along with some singing with my brother-in-law Frank and possible some of his band-mates in a rousing rendition of The M.T.A.Harvard Bookstore will be there with books that I will gladly sign.