West Seattle scene: Author Valeria Luiselli visits WSHS Spanish class

The photo is from West Seattle High School teacher Joy Patman, who reports “a pretty cool visitor” to her Spanish 4 class this past Wednesday: Author Valeria Luiselli, who spoke hours later at Benaroya Hall downtown. She explains that the author “wrote a very timely book a year and a half ago called ‘Tell Me How It Ends,’ which documents in question form the immigration crisis as it relates to undocumented minors arriving at the Mexican-American border and being interviewed for asylum. We were able to purchase a set of these books last year. SP4 read it this quarter, worked together on projects over the last week and (Wednesday) had the experience of engaging the author in Spanish in a round table discussion.”

4 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Author Valeria Luiselli visits WSHS Spanish class"

  • kim April 19, 2019 (6:41 am)

    This is so cool!  Valeria Luiselli is an amazing writer, in English and in Spanish.  What lucky students!

  • a April 19, 2019 (7:17 am)

    way to get a relevant experience for kids to happen, Ms. Patman!

  • Richard April 19, 2019 (11:36 am)

    When a student completes his or her Spanish language training with this teacher, they are not only bilingual but have extensive knowledge of the country’s culture.  Excellent experience!

  • E April 19, 2019 (7:44 pm)

    I had ms Patman when I attended west Seattle! She creates such amazing opportunities for her students! Loved how fluent being in her class made me. 

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