Favorite museums, site three

March 15th, 2016

Another one of my favorite museums, The Field Museum of Science in Chicago. It’s the mother-lode for science lovers. I first went when I was nine.

Field Museum of Chicago

Field Museum of Chicago

Frightened and brave and hopeful

March 3rd, 2015


From a recent interview:

Question: You were born in and spent the early part of your childhood in Illinois. What drew you to writing about Rodzina, who set off on an orphan train from Chicago to an unknown home?

Answer: In a bookstore in Berkeley, I found a book about the orphan trains. The cover showed a giant locomotive and a line of children, holding little suitcases. Their faces were so frightened and brave and hopeful. I knew there was a book there, and I was right.