TKO: The Brooklyn Kids Who Followed Quixote's Example
What does a guy who's 400 years old and fictional have to offer kids in today's world? A lot, it turns out. Especially if the old guy is Don Quixote and the kids are from a rough part of Brooklyn, many of them fearing being deported.
Their teacher, Stephen Haaf, is Robert Goodwin's guest in this month's edition of The Keenest Observers. Haaf assembled an after-school reading program to get past a rough part of his own life, and led the students in translating the book into a musical.
The book about the effort is called "Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible." The author visits to outline what the children accomplished with his guidance.