I spent the day working with groups broken into different age levels. After introducing and reading one my books set in Haiti to the children in the first and second grades, excitement mounted as the children divided into their school teams to see who could paint the most beautiful Tap-Tap, the decorated trucks that serve as buses on the rutted island roads. The children at this school, like me, have grown up all over the world. It's very reassuring and inspiring to witness this kind of enthusiastic cooperation among such a diverse group of young children. To learn more about the day and the school, visit The International School of Moscow website.
(Photos by Ashley Andrews)