Young and old readers want to share their stories
Posted on July 28th, 2010
One of the greatest rewards for Nancy as this book has circulated, among strangers as well as friends and colleagues in the professional lives shared by the Forsters, is the gift of new stories. Members of her generation want to share with her the stories where their lives or the lives of their friends and neighbors intersect with events described in Encounters. Her children’s peers write to her that they have embarked on careers which are driven by passions similar to those which motivated Cliff Forster. Her Peace Corps grandson urges his fellow volunteers and their supervisors to emulate some of the USIS initiatives which his grandfather launched at his age. At their international conference in Miami, teachers in the International Baccalaureate program received lesson plans and purchased copies of the book to use with students in their middle and high school humanities and world history classes.