Posts Categorized: School Visits

  • Thank you, Ohrstrom Library Visiting Author Series

    This is an article featuring the complicated discussion we had at St. Paul’s School around my novel The Good Braider. What a honor to explore deeply with students in Dean of Chapel Alice Courtright’s Humanities Class:  Writer Terry Farish Visits Humanities Classes. 

  • “Food unites us and binds us sisters and brothers”

    This week I had the great pleasure of bringing The Good Braider to St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. I spoke at morning Chapel (pictured below in a photo taken in January). Chapel – we gathered at 7:40 a.m.! –  is a school-wide tradition for students and faculty. It was a rich opportunity for…


  • Welcome to Multicultural America

    In recognition of this being November 9, I’m reposting a photo from this school with young children, grade K – 2 who’ve come to the U.S. as refugees.    Much of my fiction is about new Americans and my goal is to keep writing so that my stories might build bridges among us.  Here I’m…


  • Teach Immigration

    If you’re teaching students about issues around immigration or you are writing about immigrants, here’s a site that could support you from the American Immigration Council.   It’s Teach Immigration’s Share My Lesson.  Lessons offered range from ones for preschoolers to high school students.  Themes range from “Build an Inclusive Community” to novel studies.  I…


  • New Immigrant Stories – Newsletter from Terry

    New Immigrant Stories 2016. Kudos to the illustrators I’ve worked with on my 2016 picture books.  Ken Daley illustrated Joseph’s Big Ride. Kirkus wrote about the book, “A young refugee’s dream of riding a bicycle comes true at last when he arrives in America….A joyful, upbeat tale that takes a positive perspective on an immigrant…