In The Story of Filomena, the first book in the series, Filomena discovers that we all see the world through a frame of mind and that observation is a powerful tool to help us understand how others see the world.

In Filomena’s Friends, the second book in the series, Filomena spends many days in the garden during the summer with a diverse group of friends who enrich her life. They discover together how much friends, working together, can achieve.

In Filomena’s Seasons, the third book in the series, as the summer winds down, Filomena reflects on the passage of the seasons, and realizes how they punctuate our lives. As she remembers her friend Winter, she discovers that as we spend time with others we become a part of who they are, and they become a part of who we are.

The fourth book in the series, Filomena’s Teachers, Filomena meets Andria, a teacher who teaches students who have left their home countries and become refugees. As the teaches them how to gain voice through the arts, Andria and Filomena discover how much these students can teach them. .

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University. When he is not researching and writing about how to educate children and youth in the twenty first century, or teaching and advising his graduate students, he writes ‘The Adventures of Filomena’ a series of books to encourage intergenerational conversations about living well in an inclusive world. Here are other books by Professor Reimers.

Memories on the lasting impact of teachers and of the books we read as children

Fernando Reimers remembers one of his first teachers