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Author, Kelsey Timmerman visits Piedmont Middle!
Kelsey Timmerman, author of the book Where Are You Wearing?, visited Piedmont Middle on Friday, September 25th. His book focuses on the manufacturing industry and imported clothing. In his research, he traveled the world visiting factories where five of his favorite articles of clothing were made. He shared with the students his experience as he immersed himself in the cultures and living conditions of the people he interviewed. He talked of child labor and poverty, but also looked at the positive impact of the industry on the people, where the manufacturing of clothes for the American market is often the only source of their livelihood. With the controversial issues of globalization and outsourcing, Timmerman brought a personal view to his audience of middle school students.
Written by: Lana Funderburk
Posted: Oct 19, 2010 by Mrs. Karen Barbee