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Object ID 1998.03.01
Title "Lafayette Life"
Object Name Book
Author Jane Donovan and Brian McClure
Published Date 1999
Description "Lafayette Life: Words and Images since 1928; The History of One Neighborhood School in Washington, DC"
by Jane Donovan and Brian McClure
Foreword by Harry Jaffe
Introduction by Howard Norman
Signed by Historic Chevy Chase, DC

From the inside the book jacket:
Public schools are the cornerstones of our communities, where neighbors congregate to raise their children and play a role in each other's lives. This is the story of one neighborhood and the public school at its heart, Lafayette Elementary, long regarded as one of the true gems of the D.C. Public School system.

The lively; engaging, 176 page monograph is presented in three sections: a six chapter narrative history of the school; a series of essays on people and institutions connected to the school that have left a lasting impact on the community; and a remarkable group: of first person oral histories, told by. Lafayette alumni, teachers;' and parents in their own voices.

Lafayette Life is essential reading for all who are interested in Washington D.C. history, who are concerned about the state of public education in America, or :.who have a desire to read vivacious storytelling about the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people.

176. pages, 85 illustrations, bibliography, notes, index. Printed in U.S.A.

CCHS library call number 975.3 DON