On Wednesday, 2-25-2015, I had the pleasure of an author visit at the Elwood Kindle School in Pitman, NJ. While there, I met some amazing fourth and fifth graders who shared some of their knowledge of what life was like 100 years ago. I read passages of WHEELS OF CHANGE, shared the origins of the story and then asked students to share some photos of their grandparents and great grandparents as children and young adults.
We had a great time talking about fun and games at the turn of the Twentieth Century, how chores have changed, and what it might be like living during that time period. The students were very knowledgeable about what takes place in a forge, as well as how to care for the many animals that lived side-by-side in those days gone by. Everyone was excited to know that Tootsie Rolls and Hershey Kisses were popular candies in 1908! Bookmarks were handed out, hands stamped with lucky horseshoes, and books signed as well.