Educator and Author
Belden Boy Series
2013 Eric Hoffer Finalist
2014 CLIPPA Children’s National Literature Award
Diane Daniels Manning: Hill Country Teacher: Oral Histories from the One-Room School and Beyond
Memories from one-room school teachers in the Texas Hill Country.
Lucy Forsyth Townsend: More Than 200,000 Country Schools: A Guide for Research, Preservation, and Education
A guide for all preservationists and historical societies who are saving our country schools.
P.J. Hartenaus: My Sometimes Pal - The Belden Series
Fifth grade teacher P.J. Hartenaus enjoys bringing history to life with tales that her students can relate to in the present. While exploring the unglaciated area of Galena, Illinois, Hartenaus came upon a deserted one-room schoolhouse called Belden. That discovery led her to find journals from the 1800s, artifacts, and 166 tales of a time long ago as told by the elderly students who once attended Belden School. Today, the story lives through Peter McDugal, the young hero of the Belden Boy Series.
Mark W. Dewalt: Amish Education in the United States and Canada
A rich ethnographic description of Amish education in the 21st century.
Jonathan Zimmerman: Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory (Icons of America)
Today a beloved national icon, the one-room schoolhouse has played a variety of roles in America's popular memory.
Myrna J. Grove: Legacy of One-Room Schools
A must-own for all schoolhouse preservationists!