Visiting Wade Thomas Elementary, San Anselmo, Old Mill School, Mill Valley and Bel Aire Elementary, Tiburon

 Reading to 4th and 5th graders in Old Mill School library, Mill Valley.

Reading to 4th and 5th graders in Old Mill School library, Mill Valley.

 Talking to 4th and 5th graders in Old Mill School library, Mill Valley

Talking to 4th and 5th graders in Old Mill School library, Mill Valley

So fortunate to have had a wonderful week talking about The Lost Celt to some of the most attentive and enthusistic kids in Marin County.  

Favourite moments include: lines of kids waiting to try on my reproduction of the Snettisham torc…it's only brass, but it's still really heavy; kids sharing their love of Romans, Celts and ancient myths and having a young girl come up to me saying, "I'm just like you." She loves books about soldiers and yet she still likes "girl" things like ballet and fluffy animals. She seemed hugely relieved to share this, so I think I touched a chord. It worries me that in this "selfie, social media" age, girls might be forced into stereotypes and emphasizing looks more than ever.

 One of two assemblies to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Bel Aire School, Tiburon.

One of two assemblies to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Bel Aire School, Tiburon.