“It’s not every day that a world-renowned author visits your town.”
So begins the Laurel Leader News page and you start to second guess who this author might be. There’s a bit of a clue in the title, of course. “Latin” and “revival” are regularly associated nowadays with ARLT’s good friend Barbara Bell and here is another testament to the phenomenal success she continues to enjoy with her litle mouse from Vindolanda. Read some more and feel good about Latin and teaching:
“It’s even less often that an author who has been honored by the queen of the United Kingdom visits your town.
But, that was just the case when Barbara Bell, a best-selling author and renowned Latin teacher, visited Laurel earlier this month.
Bell, the British author of the Minimus series of books, visited Laurel as part of a national tour aimed at promoting her book and helping train teachers in Latin.
“We’re an endangered species,” Bell said of Latin teachers and experts. “And I think that is a shame because languages are a marvelous thing and must be shown in an exciting light.”