Monday, May 14, 2007

My Queens Homecoming Day

The Bose sisters' first snow in Flushing, Queens (Mitali in the middle), circa 1970.

I'm doing several days of visits this week in Morris County, New Jersey, beginning with a dinner presentation Tuesday evening for the media specialists in the district. On Friday, I'll be heading to M.S. 217 (Robert Van Wyck School) in Queens, New York. I'm the first author to visit their school in years, so they're really excited. It's going to be a special visit for me, too; I'll be remembering an immigrant girl reading and writing out on a fire escape with no clue that she'd be back in Queens decades later as a visiting author.

2 comments:

Pooja said...

Oh my, you will be in NYC! Can we hang out, Mitali Didi? (No worries if you need to rush back to MA; I totally understand.)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mitali,

I just returned from two days of speaking and signing in my hometown. It's an amazing experience, seeing your old school. But the best part? All those kids who look up to you and claim you as their own. It's fantastic and they'll love you! Best of luck.

Karen