WWW member Gail Jenner’s non-fiction, One Room: Schools and Schoolteachers in the America West, was released on October 1 with TwoDot.
A recollection of the West’s one-room school houses, this book celebrates the traditional American institution with stories of heroism and perseverance. Filled with illustrations of archival images of classrooms and students, One Room reflects the earnest striving and innocent hopes of pioneers forging communities. Discover more about the unsung and yet mythical frontiersmen and women who “civilized” the west, the children who attended one-room schools, and the teachers who faced hardships on the frontier, including blizzards, fires, and teaching the three “R’s.”
The book features more than a dozen states and a number of WWW members contributed stories or photos to the collection.
Gail is a retired secondary history and English teacher, and is married to fourth generation cattle rancher, Doug Jenner. They live in a rural mountain valley in Northern California and have three married children and eight grandchildren. When not writing, Gail gardens, cooks, researches, works with her horse, volunteers, presents at conferences, and entertains, among many other activities. For more, visit https://gailjenner.com/.