Patricia Polacco Visits FWCD

Shannon Rossman Allen
Renowned author Patricia Polacco spent the day on the Fort Worth Country Day campus on November 2, gifting us with a storytelling voice like no other. Students were mesmerized as she shared tidbits about her family, stories of Babushka (her grandmother), Natasha, and her rotten, redheaded older brother. One of the most exciting moments was when she asked the students if they’d like to see the Keeping Quilt. The original Keeping Quilt (on which the book “The Keeping Quilt” is based) is now more than 150 years old and housed in the Mazza Museum in Findlay, Ohio. Patricia’s sister and the Seattle quilting club of which she is a part created a replica quilt for Patricia. The quilt is so special to her because it is made from bits and pieces of clothing from generations of women in her family as they emigrated from Russia to New York. Click here for a brief video of her visit.
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.