People Who Inspire Us
By Class 4-413 of P.S. 98
Behind the Book invited author and artist Maira Kalman to visit Class 4-413 at P. S. 98 to talk about her books. Maira talked about how the ordinary world is full of interesting people and events about which one can create art and write stories. Class 4-413 decided to write about people in their community who interested them most: a veterinarian, firefighters, and a public health worker. The students learned how to conduct an interview: how to prepare, what kinds of questions to ask, how to listen and ask follow-up questions, how to take notes, and how to use a camera.