Juanita Giles

Farmville Favorite: Juanita Giles and the VA Children’s Book Festival

“I never do anything small,” Juanita Giles says with a laugh. “That’s just not me. Never anything small.” But when you are as passionate as she is about raising literacy among Southside Virginia’s school-age kids, small isn’t an option. Juanita is the executive director and co-founder (along with Katie Snyder) of the Virginia Children’s Book […]

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barbara rice at uptown

Farmville Favorite: Barbara Rice

Barbara Rice never planned to be a teacher, and certainly not a science teacher, and most definitely not a science teacher who would head up Prince Edward Middle School’s Edible Schoolyard. But here she is, describing the tiny green space tucked in the heart of the middle school building, her blue eyes are as bright […]

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