Lois Lowry's Blog
My thanks for the many supportive comments that people sent in following my previous post.
Moving my thoughts away from all of that, here are a couple of projects from the kids in Richmond. The first is a wonderful reconstruction of the village in GATHERING BLUE:
If you look carefully, you can even see the pens where toddlers and chickens were confined.
This was only one of many very complex and interesting projects made by the kids at one of the schools I visited---oh dear, if I print the name of the school, I might get the wrong one because they are blurring together in my memory. Never mind: you know who you are!
And this is a collage which pictures just about every event and person in my life! There's my brother, Jon, represented by his name at the bottom---and around his name, the electric train that was an much-loved part of his childhood. There's my ex-husband in a Navy uniform---many years since he's worn one of those!----and my late son at the top, with the F-15 he flew.
On the left hand side is a sinister looking bird: that is a Raven, the symbol of the school----but it also corresponds to my book, CROW CALL, which will be published next Fall, so it serves two purposes.
Lots of hard and imaginative work went into this, I think from the kids at DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL! (Please email me if I got that wrong!)