Julia Alvarez worked with real life migrant workers and dairy farmers, which is where she got the idea for this book in the first place. There’s a great exhibit up at the Vermont Folklife Center website that has photographs and interviews of the people that Julia Alvarez worked with. It is really interesting! You can check out the exhibit here!
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From the Vermont Secretary of State website:
“On Town Meeting Day, the first Tuesday in March, citizens across Vermont come together in their communities to discuss the business of their towns. For over 200 years Town Meeting Day has been an important political event as Vermonters elect local officers and vote on budgets. It has also been a time for neighbors to discuss the civic issues of their community, state, and nation.”
What did you think of Town Meeting Day? Is there anything similar in your community?