Archive for January, 2014

A confession

January 19, 201410 CommentsPosted in blindness, guide dogs, Hanni, Harper, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney, Writing for Children

The Kenilworth kindergartners squealed with delight when Whitney led me into their school wearing snow boots. “That‘s our special guest Mrs. Fink,” their teacher announced. “And that’s Hanni, the dog from the book, too!” We’d arrived late (our commuter train had been delayed in Chicago due to weather) and our opening assembly had to be […]

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Tomorrow, it's kindergartners

January 16, 201417 CommentsPosted in blindness, guide dogs, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney

Last Friday Whitney and I took a train to Deerfield, a suburb of Chicago, to talk with second graders at Kipling Elementary School. It was “Disability Awareness Week” at Kipling, and the kids asked a lot of questions during the Q & A part of the presentation. Some examples: Does Whitney like other dogs? How […]

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