Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Rachel Carson High School
Part of the setting for Astrid Maxxim and her Amazing Hoverbike is Rachel Carson High School. It actually went through several different name changes. I wanted a female scientist and I didn't want to go with the obvious Marie Curie. She should also be an American. I think Rachel Carson is the most important woman (maybe person) that most people don't know.
Being a teacher, one of the things I enjoyed was playing with the school environment. All of the meals at Rachel Carson are gourmet meals. Every child is dedicated to learning. The students stay after to maintain the school and keep it clean. Every student is on a specific program-- designed to lead them in a different direction in life. What are the programs? That will be revealed in a future book.