James Rumford reflects on the concept of "borders" during an authors' panel at Crossing Borders through Literature, Poetry and Personal Stories.
About the author: James Rumford combines his life-long love of languages, art, calligraphy and alphabets in compelling picture books that carry young readers to faraway places and long-ago times. A Peace Corps volunteer in both Chad and Afghanistan, he also taught in Rwanda and has lived for many years in Hawaii. Among his award-winning books are: The Cloudmakers; Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta,1325-1354; Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Heiroglyphs; The Island-below-the-Star; Chee-Lin: A Giraffe’s Journey; Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing; and Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad. His newest book, Rain School, was inspired by an experience from the time he and his wife were teaching in Chad.